This craquelure painting is created with a thick textured paint that is lifting heavily in the top left quadrant and bottom right quadrant of the work on the recto.  The abstract composition is created with whites, creams, mauve, and brown. Scorch marks emerge from the lower quadrant of the piece, particularly the lower right corner. This scorching appears to have interacted with the paint, turning it orange and bubbling the surface. On the verso of the piece, there are several inscriptions and a pasted on image. The image depicts a girl among loosely inked shrubbery.

The Gingerbread Girl

Joseph Cornell

About 1965