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Drawing, Costume Design: Sir John Evans, for The Merry Wives of Windsor, ca. 1927

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Henry Dreyfuss. It is dated ca. 1927 and we acquired it in 1973. Its medium is graphite, brush and watercolor on illustration board. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Gift of University of California, Los Angeles.

Its dimensions are

Sheet: 37.8 x 25 cm (14 7/8 x 9 13/16 in.)

It has the following markings

verso: stamped in blue ink, center: THIS DRAWING IS MY PERSONAL PROPERTY / AND MUST BE RETURNED TO ME / HENRY DREYFUSS / SEP 30 1927 / logo of Scenic Artists Union Local 829; printed in brown ink, upper left: Drawing Board / City / HP (hot pressed) for pen-and-ink, CP (cold pressed) / Special Surfaces Nos 1 & 2 for Wash Drawings

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and black ink on off-white wove paper pasted to board, lower right: PRODUCTION OF / THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR / COSTUME FOR SIR JOHN EVANS / PLAYED BY MR. HANNAM CLARK / 1927. Verso: clockwise from top left: in pen and black ink: 3 / in graphite: White Flannel / in pen and black ink: H. Clark / in graphite: P- - - - - [unable to decipher]

Cite this object as

Drawing, Costume Design: Sir John Evans, for The Merry Wives of Windsor, ca. 1927; Designed by Henry Dreyfuss (American, 1904–1972); USA; graphite, brush and watercolor on illustration board; Sheet: 37.8 x 25 cm (14 7/8 x 9 13/16 in.); Gift of University of California, Los Angeles; 1973-15-123

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