Drawing, Stage Design: Two Chairs, for "Checkmate"
This is a Drawing. It was music composed by Arthur Bliss and designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer and production directed by Ninette de Valois and made for (as the client) The Royal Opera House. It is dated ca. 1947 and we acquired it in 1963. Its medium is brush and gouache, graphite, pen and black ink on white paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
This object was
Mrs. Edward McKnight Kauffer.
It is credited
Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer.
Its dimensions are
23 × 30.5 cm (9 1/16 × 12 in.)
It is signed
Signed in black ink, lower right: E. Mcknight Kauffer
It is inscribed
Inscribed in black ink, left margin: Love's chair; right margin: Death's chair; lower right: Checkmate Prologue
Cite this object as
Drawing, Stage Design: Two Chairs, for "Checkmate"; Music composed by Arthur Bliss (British, 1891–1975); USA; brush and gouache, graphite, pen and black ink on white paper; 23 × 30.5 cm (9 1/16 × 12 in.); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-284