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1958

  • Work on this object began.

1969

  • We acquired this object.

2015

2021

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Drawing, Stage Design: Ballet Drop, for Flower Drum Song

This is a Drawing. It is dated 1958 and we acquired it in 1969. Its medium is graphite, brush and watercolor on illustration board. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Gift of Oliver Smith.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 38 × 61 cm (14 15/16 in. × 24 in.)

It is signed

Signed in graphite at lower right: Oliver Smith '58

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite across lower margin: TRANSLUCENT SEAMLESS MUSLIN SOFT EDGE BALLET DROP; inscribed in graphite on verso: FLOWER DRUM SONG / BALLET DROP / TRANSLUCENT 19" - muslin - / 1/2" = 1'-0"

Cite this object as

Drawing, Stage Design: Ballet Drop, for Flower Drum Song; USA; graphite, brush and watercolor on illustration board; H x W: 38 × 61 cm (14 15/16 in. × 24 in.); Gift of Oliver Smith; 1969-171-7

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