WILLIAM CAMERON MENZIES | SET DESIGN FOR THE STREETS OF BAGDAD
WILLIAM CAMERON MENZIES | SET DESIGN FOR THE STREETS OF BAGDAD
WILLIAM CAMERON MENZIES | SET DESIGN FOR THE STREETS OF BAGDAD
WILLIAM CAMERON MENZIES | SET DESIGN FOR THE STREETS OF BAGDAD
WILLIAM CAMERON MENZIES | SET DESIGN FOR THE STREETS OF BAGDAD
WILLIAM CAMERON MENZIES | SET DESIGN FOR THE STREETS OF BAGDAD
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WILLIAM CAMERON MENZIES | SET DESIGN FOR THE STREETS OF BAGDAD

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD

WILLIAM CAMERON MENZIES | SET DESIGN FOR THE STREETS OF BAGDAD

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD

Lot Sold:2,500USD

Lot Details

Description

WILLIAM CAMERON MENZIES

1896 - 1957

SET DESIGN FOR THE STREETS OF BAGDAD


Signed William Cameron -Menzies- (lower left); signed W.C. Menzies (lower right) 

Watercolor, pen and ink and pencil on paper

Unframed: 23 x 26¾ in., 58.4 x 68 cm

Framed: 28¾ x 32¾ in., 73 x 83.2 cm


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Provenance

Sale: Sotheby's, New York, November 21, 1984, lot 294

Acquired at the above sale 


Released in 1924,The Thief of Bagdad featured art direction by William Cameron Menzies assisted by Anton Grot and Harold Grieve. Menzies' work on the film has been praised as a masterpiece of design: "The minarets reflected in the shining streets of Bagdad, the princess's bedroom with its staircase sweeping round the domed and canopied bed...the superbly executed glass shots...are brilliantly conceived. Menzies's personal vision of this world can be traced from the first rough sketches, through his beautiful paintings and drawings, right on to the screen." (John Hambley & Patrick Downing, The Art of Hollywood, Fifty Years of Art Direction, London, 1979, pp. 83 & 91-93). 

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