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    Sale 5364

    Christie's Interiors

    2 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 128

    Sir Cecil Beaton (1904-1980)

    Costume design for the opera Vanessa

    Price Realised  


    Sir Cecil Beaton (1904-1980)
    Costume design for the opera Vanessa
    signed 'Beaton' (lower right), further signed with studio stamp and inscribed 'XXXII/"Vanessa"/Jennings/Ball guest./Orange Voile & Satin/Stiff Ribbons' (lower centre)
    pen and brown ink and watercolour
    17½ x 8¾ in. (44.4 x 22.3 cm.)

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    Samuel Barber's opera Vanessa was first performed at the Metropolitan Opera in New York on 15 January, 1958, in a production designed by Cecil Beaton and directed by Gian Carlo Menotti.

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