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Joseph Cornell silver foil carpet rubbings, 1946 October

Cornell, Joseph, 1903-1972


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Title: Joseph Cornell silver foil carpet rubbings

Date: 1946 October

Physical Details: 6 artifact ; 11 x 25 cm (envelope)

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

Creator: Cornell, Joseph, 1903-1972

Forms part of: Joseph Cornell papers, 1804-1986, bulk 1939-1972

Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined

Citation Information: Joseph Cornell. Joseph Cornell silver foil carpet rubbings, 1946 October. Joseph Cornell papers, 1804-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Digital ID: 17886