• 20th Century British Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5885

    20th Century British Art

    23 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 38

    Edward Burra (1905-1976)

    Costume Design for Escamillo Act II, Carmen

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Edward Burra (1905-1976)
    Costume Design for Escamillo Act II, Carmen
    with studio stamp (lower left), inscribed 'Escamillo Act II' (lower centre) and with notes
    pencil and watercolour
    18 x 8½ in. (45.7 x 21.6 cm.)
    Executed circa 1947.


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    In 1947 Burra designed the sets and costumes for Bizet's Carmen at the Royal Opera House, London.

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    Provenance

    with Lefevre Gallery, London.