Drawing, Costume Design: Pawn, for "Checkmate", ca. 1947
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) The Royal Opera House. It is dated ca. 1947 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.
Its dimensions are
40.7 × 28.5 cm (16 × 11 1/4 in.)
It is signed
Signed in black ink, lower right: E. Mcknight Kauffer
It is inscribed
Inscribed in graphite, arrows pointing, upper margin: Brass disc; right wrist: Brass disc; left arm: Brass disc; lower right, markings in graphite detailing variation of this costume; at waist, left: half way round / back / heavy; in black ink, lower right: Pawn- "Checkmate"
Cite this object as
Drawing, Costume Design: Pawn, for "Checkmate", ca. 1947; Designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); USA; brush and gouache, graphite on white paper; 40.7 × 28.5 cm (16 × 11 1/4 in.); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-282