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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia 1908 – Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 1996

  • England 1937-40, Europe 1948-51

Sketch for Act III. 1st production for the opera Tales of Hoffman (Crespel's house) (1941) Materials & Technique: drawings, gouache; graphite; paper drawing in gouache and pencil Support: paper

Primary Insc: Inscribed upper left in pen and ink, 'Rough/Act III/1st/Production'. Inscribed upper right in pencil, 'on R. harpescord/l. couch/armchair/Violins on the walls?/Two doors at back/foreground l. window/opening on to balcony/back wall between/door portrait'. Inscribed lower right in pencil, 'Crespel's house'.
Dimensions: sheet 25.2 h x 28.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of the artist 1990
Accession No: NGA 90.131.21
Subject: Theatre arts, Australia