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1966

  • Work on this object began.

1970

  • We acquired this object.

2015

2023

  • You found it!

Drawing, Costume Design: Attendants of the Emperor, for Die Frau Ohne Schatten

This is a drawing. It was written by Hugo von Hofmannsthal and music composed by Richard Strauss and designed by Robert O'Hearn and made for (as the client) Metropolitan Opera. It is dated 1966 and we acquired it in 1970. Its medium is brush and watercolor, graphite, glitter 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.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 35.2 × 27.8 cm (13 7/8 × 10 15/16 in.)

It is signed

Lower right: "R. O'Hearn"

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pencil, lower right: "'Die Frau Ohne Schatten' / Met Opera 1966" In blue ink: "Attendants of the Emperor"

Cite this object as

Drawing, Costume Design: Attendants of the Emperor, for Die Frau Ohne Schatten; Music composed by Richard Strauss (German, 1864–1949); Designed by Robert O'Hearn (1921–2016); Written by Hugo von Hofmannsthal (Austrian, 1874–1929); Client: Metropolitan Opera; USA; brush and watercolor, graphite, glitter on paper; H x W: 35.2 × 27.8 cm (13 7/8 × 10 15/16 in.); Gift of Robert O'Hearn; 1970-49-6

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