This framed collage composition represents yellow and purple clouds against a blue sky above a mountain range. A cherubic figure is collaged at the left of the composition, above the mountains. An oil lamp is collaged beside the cherub’s right foot. The verso titles the painting in the top right corner, ““Portrait of Ondine” Apotheosis.” In the bottom center of the composition is the artist’s signature. The verso background is a purple painted newsprint.

Portrait of Ondine (Apotheosis)

Joseph Cornell

About 1950 - 1960