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    Sale 5900

    Christie's Interiors

    27 January 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 304

    Sir Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton (1904-1980)

    The rich lady Nadine: A costume design for Coco

    Price Realised  

    Sir Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton (1904-1980)
    The rich lady Nadine: A costume design for Coco
    signed 'Beaton' (lower right) and inscribed 'Odile guest/II III/Rich Lady -/Nadine' (upper right)
    pencil and watercolour heightened with touches of white
    14 x 10¼ in. (35.5 x 26 cm.)


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    This is a costume design by Cecil Beaton for the 1969 musical Coco, by Frederick Brisson, which starred Katharine Hepburn as Coco Chanel. In 1970 Beaton was awarded a 'Tony' for his designs for the production.

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    Provenance

    Cecil Beaton Sale; Christie's, London; 21 June 1988, Lot 75.