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Desert in Winter

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At age fifty, Agnes Pelton relocated from Long Island to the desert of Cathedral City, near Palm Springs, in California's Coachella Valley, an arid plain ringed with dramatic mountains rising over 10,000 feet. She arrived in the winter of 1932 with plans to stay for a season and stayed the...

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Inscription

on stretcher: Agnes Pelton Cathedral City California (u.l.) Desert in Winter (u.r.)

Signed

lower right: Agnes Pelton

Provenance

Given by the artist to Helen Caldwell Correll; November 2005, by inheritance to Sharon Patton; gift to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Sharon Patton and Francis Days in memory of Helen Caldwell Correll

Dimensions

Overall: 45.7 x 61 cm (18 x 24 in.)

Accession Number

2007.981

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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