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1955

  • Work on this object began.

1986

  • We acquired this object.

2015

2022

  • You found it!

Drawing, Costume Design: French Customs Guard, for The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing

This is a drawing. It was designed by Adele Balkan. It is dated 1955 and we acquired it in 1986. 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 Paul Stiga.

Its dimensions are

36.2 × 28.6 cm (14 1/4 × 11 1/4 in.)

It is signed

Signed in graphite, lower right, near figure's left foot: Adele E. Balkan

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower right: French Customs Guard / Douanier[?] (circa 1900); additional notations throughout Verso: Inscribed in graphite, upper center: Girl in the Red Velvet Swing

Cite this object as

Drawing, Costume Design: French Customs Guard, for The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing; Designed by Adele Balkan (American, 1907–1999); France; brush and watercolor, graphite on paper; 36.2 × 28.6 cm (14 1/4 × 11 1/4 in.); 1986-110-2

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