London, South Kensington
29 June 2005
Sir Cecil Beaton, C.B.E. (1904-1980)
signed and inscribed '1890 Scene/Mr Beaton/8 in purple dresses' (lower left)
pencil, pen and black ink and watercolour, with two fabric samples
14½ x 18¾ in. (36.8 x 47.7 cm.); and a stage set design for the Metropolitan Opera's 'Adriana Lecouvreur' - Act IV by the same hand (2)
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Hugo Vickers, Cecil Beaton, published by Weidenfeld, London, 1958, p. 425.
The first, Cecil Beaton Stage & Screen Exhibition, 23 November 1988, no. 92.
'Adriana Lecouvreur' - Cecil Beaton was invited to undertake this project for the Metropolitan Opera, but it came to nothing, partly due to the Metropolitan Opera's 1961-2 season being cancelled.
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