Drawing, Stage Design: Prologue Backdrop, for "Checkmate", 1947
This is a Drawing. It was music composed by Arthur Bliss and designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer and production directed by Ninette de Valois and made for (as the client) The Royal Opera House. It is dated 1947 and we acquired it in 1963. Its medium is brush and gouache on cream paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
This object was
Mrs. Edward McKnight Kauffer.
It is credited
Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer.
Its dimensions are
34 × 54.5 cm (13 3/8 × 21 7/16 in.)
It is signed
Signed in light blue gouache, lower right: E. McKnight Kauffer '47
It is inscribed
Inscribed in graphite, upper center: TOP; upper left: 23
Cite this object as
Drawing, Stage Design: Prologue Backdrop, for "Checkmate", 1947; Music composed by Arthur Bliss (British, 1891–1975); USA; brush and gouache on cream paper; 34 × 54.5 cm (13 3/8 × 21 7/16 in.); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-271