Envelope containing five pieces of foil used by Cornell to create an impression of the rug at Robert Motherwell's rental home in the Hamptons. Cornell created the rubbings to commemorate a moment in which he saw Maria Motherwell's cousin, Maria Luisa, sitting on the living room floor in the morning sunlight listening to Mozart. Handwritten on envelope: Souvenirs from Keck White house; Bob Motherwell; Easthampton L.I. (Jericho Lane); Oct. 46; once contained imprint of rattan (?) rug
Joseph Cornell silver foil carpet rubbings, 1946 October. Joseph Cornell papers, 1804-1986, bulk 1939-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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