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Berlin, Germany born 1917

  • Australia c.1939-1946, then Europe thereafter

Two costume designs: The Dowager Hostess and Poor Little Anna for the ballet Revolution of the umbrellas (1943) Materials & Technique: drawings, gouache; graphite; paper; watercolour drawing in gouache, black pencil and watercolour Support: paper mounted on cardboard

Primary Insc: sheet (a) signed l.r., ink 'WOLF CARDAMATIS', not dated inscribed u.l., ink above sheet on card 'THE DOWAGER HOSTESS' sheet (b) inscribed u.r., ink 'REVOLUTION OF THE UMBRELLAS' u.l., ink 'POOR LITTLE ANNA' l.l., pencil 'THE POOR RELATION' u.r., ink above sheet on card 'The Revolution of the Umbrellas'
Dimensions: sheet a) 50.0 h x 38.3 w cm sheet b) 49.0 h x 38.2 w cm support 56.0 h x 81.2 w
Acknowledgement: The Helene Kirsova Ballet Archive. Gift of Peter Bellew, fulfilling the wish of his wife Helene Kirsova 1986
Accession No: NGA 87.891.79
Subject: Theatre arts, Australia