This holiday card consists of two postcards glued together. The front features a photograph by Lucien Roisin of a flamenco dancer with the caption: Andalucia tipica, una bailarina, Carmen Vargas, une danseuse. The dancer's dress has been embellished with embroidery, presumably by Matta. The back includes a brief handwritten note from Matta to Cornell (whom she addresses as "Jo Jo").
Patricia Matta christmas card to Joseph Cornell, 19--. Joseph Cornell papers, 1804-1986, bulk 1939-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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