Three Costume studies for Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia Each signed with inital and dated 'EB 1954' pen and India ink on paper Each sheet 11 1/2 x 8 in. (29.3 x 20.3 cm.) Painted in 1954 (3)
Artist or Maker
Eugene Berman (1899-1972)
Anon. sale, Sotheby's, New York, 10 December 1982, lot 216. Acquired at the above sale by the late owner.
Eugene Berman first created costumes and set designs for the Ballet Russes de Montecarlo in the 1930s. The present sketches were done for the Metropolitian Opera's production of Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia, which premiered in New York February 1954.