1878 - 1973
COSTUME DESIGN FOR A SLAVE IN TURANDOT
Inscribed with instructions to the dressmaker (upper right)
Gold paint, gouache and pencil on board
Unframed: 11 x 10 in., 28 x 25.4 cm
Framed: 15¾ x 14½ in., 40 x 36.8 cm
Executed in 1926.
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There is a layer of light surface dirt and foxing throughout, notably to the right-hand side and upper edges. There is some wear to the edges and evidence of media staining to the center right, possibly adhesive stains from the matte behind. Held in a simple gold-painted frame. Unexamined out of frame.
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A.M. Adler Fine Arts, Inc., New York
Sale: Sotheby's, New York, December 15 & 16, 1983, lot 304
Acquired at the above sale
Designed for the Metropolitan Opera's production of Puccini's Turandot which opened in New York on November 16, 1926 with Maria Jeritza and Giacomo Lauri-Volpi.
Eckart Lingenauber & Olga Sugrob9ova-Roth, Boris Anisfeld Catalogue Raisonné, Düsseldorf, 2011, no. T667, illustrated p. 258