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Eugène Berman (1899 - 1972)

Lot 93: Eugene Berman (1899-1972)


February 22, 2005
New York, NY, US

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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)

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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.

Three drawings in one lot (3).

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Impressionist and Modern Art

February 22, 2005, 12:00 AM EST

New York, NY, US