Physical Details: Artifact : 6 item ; 11 x 25 cm (envelope).
Creator: Joseph Cornell (1903-1972)
Description: 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
Forms part of: Joseph Cornell papers, 1804-1986, bulk 1939-1972
Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined
Citation: Joseph Cornell silver foil carpet rubbings, 1946 October. Joseph Cornell papers, 1804-1986, bulk 1939-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Digital ID: 17886
- Cornell, Joseph