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upper left in pen and black ink: Version No 2 / 12/25/54; upper right in pen and black ink: Image from / dream 11/29/54; center left in pen and black ink: Lapis / island / Lake / verdant earth / sky; center right in pen and black ink: The image is in / the depth of the mind / 1. circular island / with oval Lapis / lying flat / 2 circular lake / around an island / 3. Lake surrounded / by verdant trees / 4. sky - etheral and / surrounding all; lower center in red ballpoint pen: This picture cannot be / translated in depth - the / image is flat. / The sky cannot be experienced / surrounding the earth. / In other words the earth / cannot be expressed in Space-time; lower right in pen and black ink: I. Rice Pereira / 12/25/54

Provenance

the artist, New York, NY; gift to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1968; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art