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Drawing, Costume Design: Bishop, for Ninette de Valois's Checkmate, 1937

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer and music composed by Arthur Bliss and production directed by Ninette de Valois and made for (as the client) Sadler's Wells Theatre. It is dated 1937 and we acquired it in 1963. Its medium is brush and gouache, graphite on white paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Mrs. Edward McKnight Kauffer and catalogued by Virginia McBride. It is credited Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer.

Its dimensions are

39.5 x 30.5 cm (15 9/16 in. x 12 in.)

It is signed

Signed in black ink, lower right: E. Mcknight Kauffer

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower left: Deep red where blk / Light " " grey / yellow " " white; center left: silver [line to glove]; center: [line to hat] silver; upper right, arrow to neck: this should be like a starched collar / but silver in tone or material; center right: [line to belt] silver; [line to glove] silver; in black ink, lower right: Bishop - “Checkmate”

Cite this object as

Drawing, Costume Design: Bishop, for Ninette de Valois's Checkmate, 1937; Music composed by Arthur Bliss (British, 1891–1975); USA; brush and gouache, graphite on white paper; 39.5 x 30.5 cm (15 9/16 in. x 12 in.); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-281

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