Rothko thanks Cornell for the Fra Angelico book that he sent her daughter, Kate, and suggests that they get together before the family spends a month in New Orleans where her husband Mark Rothko was teaching at Tulane University. She encloses a paper angel drawn by Kate.
Mell Rothko letter to Joseph Cornell, 1957 February 15. Joseph Cornell papers, 1804-1986, bulk 1939-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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