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The Met Opera Costume Watercolor Original Signed Drawing Pastel 1894 The Met New York Unique 19th Century Abbey Schoeffel Grau Theatre

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This is an unbelievable 124-year-old watercolor costume drawing from The Met in New York.

This wonderful drawing is an original costume illustration from the Metropolitan Opera Company in New York from the 19th century. It is signed and dated by the costume artist and has various handwritten notes pertaining to the intended opera character and the particular act of the opera.

This original costume illustration watercolor is from the opera “The Queen of the Brilliants” which was performed in November 1894 at the Knickerbocker Theatre, known as Abbey's Theatre at the time, and starred famous actress and operetta singer Lillian Russell. This particular costume watercolor was created for her lover, Florian Bauer, who was played by Hubert Wilke.

This drawing is on thick cardboard and measures approximately 17 inches tall by 8-1/4 inches wide and is in good condition with normal wear signs consistent of its age. There is a crease where the board has been bent, but the cardboard is still in overall sturdy condition. Please see photos above for best detail.

The upper right-hand corner has two stamps. One reads “Metropolitan Opera Co. New York” and the other is from Abbey Schoeffel & Grau which was the theatre managing company.

This authentic costume design watercolor from The Met is just a wonderful piece of opera history. A great piece of art to display as is or have matted and framed.

Thank you for browsing The Dated Dog.

FOUND: Estate Sale, Columbus, OH
This is an unbelievable 124-year-old watercolor costume drawing from The Met in New York.

This wonderful drawing is an original costume illustration from the Metropolitan Opera Company in New York from the 19th century. It is signed and dated by the costume artist and has various handwritten notes pertaining to the intended opera character and the particular act of the opera.

This original costume illustration watercolor is from the opera “The Queen of the Brilliants” which was performed in November 1894 at the Knickerbocker Theatre, known as Abbey's Theatre at the time, and starred famous actress and operetta singer Lillian Russell. This particular costume watercolor was created for her lover, Florian Bauer, who was played by Hubert Wilke.

This drawing is on thick cardboard and measures approximately 17 inches tall by 8-1/4 inches wide and is in good condition with normal wear signs consistent of its age. There is a crease where the board has been bent, but the cardboard is still in overall sturdy condition. Please see photos above for best detail.

The upper right-hand corner has two stamps. One reads “Metropolitan Opera Co. New York” and the other is from Abbey Schoeffel & Grau which was the theatre managing company.

This authentic costume design watercolor from The Met is just a wonderful piece of opera history. A great piece of art to display as is or have matted and framed.

Thank you for browsing The Dated Dog.

FOUND: Estate Sale, Columbus, OH

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5 out of 5 stars
(25)
Reviewed by Teresa
5 out of 5 stars
Feb 3, 2018
Arrived in perfect condition. I could see that extra care was taken in the wrapping
Lady Head Vase NAPCO Black Hat & Glove Brush Eyelashes Pearl Earrings Red Lips Sophisticated Blonde Lady Head National Potteries Pink Flower

Reviewed by Enitharmon
5 out of 5 stars
Jan 23, 2018
The tea kettle arrived quickly and it was well-packaged.

The kettle is even more stunning in person. I'm very pleased with this purchase.
Hand Crafted Copper Tea Kettle 2.5 Quart | Decorative Vintage Revere Ware Rome, NY U.S.A. 81 | Wood Handle | Rustic Farmhouse Kitchen Decor

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The Met Opera Costume Watercolor Original Signed Drawing Pastel 1894 The Met New York Unique 19th Century Abbey Schoeffel Grau Theatre

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Height: 17 Inches
  • Width: 8.25 Inches
  • Material: Cardboard
  • Feedback: 25 reviews
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