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Inscription

upper left reverse: Jess / 65; upper right reverse: Ex. 5 - Mind's I / (Translation #12: "Convex Mirror" 5ii1887 _Scientific American_); center reverse: [quotation from Sir Charles Sherrington, _Man On His Nature_; transcription in NGA curatorial file]

Provenance

Mr. and Mrs. James Herndon, San Francisco; purchased 4 August 1997 through (Odyssia Gallery, New York) by NGA.

Exhibition History
1971
Jess, Odyssia Gallery, New York, 1971, no. 12, repro.
1977
Translations, Salvages, Paste-Ups by Jess, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts; University Art Museum, Berkeley; Des Moines Art Center, 1977, no. 8, repro.
1993
Jess: A Grand Collage, 1951-1993, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1993-1994, no. 29, repro.