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1963

  • Work on this object began.

1970

  • We acquired this object.

2015

2023

  • You found it!

Drawing, Costume Design: Super Feather Cape, for Aida

This is a drawing. It was designed by Robert O'Hearn and made for (as the client) Metropolitan Opera. It is dated 1963 and we acquired it in 1970. Its medium is brush and clear and opaque watercolor, graphite on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Robert O'Hearn. It is credited Gift of Robert O'Hearn.

  • Sheet Music, Indianola
  • lithograph on paper.
  • Collection of Smithsonian Libraries, Cooper Hewitt, M1630.2.H46 I53 1918.
  • 89.2016.14

Its dimensions are

H x W: 33.3 × 25.4 cm (13 1/8 in. × 10 in.)

It has the following markings

Verso, stamped: union seal.

It is signed

Signed in pen and black ink, lower right: "Robert O'Hearn"; and in pen and blue ink on mount: "O' Hearn"

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pencil at lower left: "Aida," variously inscribed with color and material notations Inscribed on mount in pen and blue ink: "SUPER FEATHER CAPE"; in pen and black ink: "1963"; stamped with union seal and "AIDA/METROPOLITAN OPERA"

Cite this object as

Drawing, Costume Design: Super Feather Cape, for Aida; Designed by Robert O'Hearn (1921–2016); Client: Metropolitan Opera; USA; brush and clear and opaque watercolor, graphite on paper; H x W: 33.3 × 25.4 cm (13 1/8 in. × 10 in.); Gift of Robert O'Hearn; 1970-49-2

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