item 194 - Untitled (Figure in 18th century costume on candle lit stage), undated

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US NNFIT SC.187.1.194


Untitled (Figure in 18th century costume on candle lit stage), undated


  • 2003 (Acquisition)
  • undated (Creation)

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18 x 11 1/2 inches. Brush drawing with white gouache on tan stock.

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Christian Bérard was born in Paris in 1902. He studied at the Lycée Janson de Sailly. His first exhibition was held at the Gallery Pierre in 1920. A decade later, he began making costumes and sets for the stage in France. He also began making drawings for fashion designers like Elsa Schiaparelli. He died suddenly in 1949 at the age of 46.

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Gift, 2003

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Figure in 18th century costume on candle lit stage; Color: brush and wash on tan stock, white gouache highlights; Signed lower left

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  • English

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  • Latin

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