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1966

  • Work on this object began.

1970

  • We acquired this object.

2015

2022

  • You found it!

Drawing, Costume Design: Hunchback Brother, for Die Fran 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 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

Signed in pencil, lower right: "R. O'Hearn"

It is inscribed

In pencil, lower right: "'Die Fran Ohne Schatten' / Met Opera 1966" In blue ink, lower left: "Hunchback Brother"

Cite this object as

Drawing, Costume Design: Hunchback Brother, for Die Fran Ohne Schatten; Music composed by Richard Strauss (German, 1864–1949); USA; brush and watercolor, graphite on paper; H x W: 35.2 × 27.8 cm (13 7/8 × 10 15/16 in.); Gift of Robert O'Hearn; 1970-49-7

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