London, South Kensington
27 January 2009
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.)
Cecil Beaton Sale; Christie's, London; 21 June 1988, Lot 75.
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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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