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1964

  • Work on this object began.

1970

  • We acquired this object.

2015

2023

  • You found it!

Drawing, Costume Design: High Priest, Act I & II, for Samson and Delilah

This is a drawing. It was designed by Robert O'Hearn and music composed by Camille Saint-Saëns and written by Ferdinand Lemaire. It is dated 1964 and we acquired it in 1970. Its medium is brush and watercolor, chalk, 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: 51 × 38 cm (20 1/16 × 14 15/16 in.)

It is signed

Signed and date in pencil, lower left: "R. O'Hearn 1964"

It is inscribed

In pencil, lower left: "'Samson & Delilah'" In pencil, lower right: "High Priest / Acts I & II"

Cite this object as

Drawing, Costume Design: High Priest, Act I & II, for Samson and Delilah; Music composed by Camille Saint-Saëns (French, 1835–1921); Written by Ferdinand Lemaire (French, 1832–1879); Designed by Robert O'Hearn (1921–2016); USA; brush and watercolor, chalk, graphite on paper; H x W: 51 × 38 cm (20 1/16 × 14 15/16 in.); Gift of Robert O'Hearn; 1970-49-8

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