Object Timeline

1971

  • Work on this object began.

1973

  • We acquired this object.

2015

2022

  • You found it!

Drawing, Costume Design: Two Hanged Men, for Le Testament

This is a drawing. It was designed by Ariel Parkinson and music composed by Ezra Pound and written by François Villon. It is dated 1971 and we acquired it in 1973. Its medium is brush and watercolor, graphite, charcoal, pen and black ink on laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 40 × 51.8 cm (15 3/4 × 20 3/8 in.)

It is inscribed

At right, inscribed in pencil: "all dummies. Old black clothes of proper forms, stuffed. Wrapped and built out with other black rags of various textures. Small bits of rags similar to each separate costume added - Rose some ribbons; Gallant codpiece, shreds of yellow. Villon, patches of leather; Ythler, bit of patterned material, etc."

Cite this object as

Drawing, Costume Design: Two Hanged Men, for Le Testament; Music composed by Ezra Pound (American, 1885–1972); USA; brush and watercolor, graphite, charcoal, pen and black ink on laid paper; H x W: 40 × 51.8 cm (15 3/4 × 20 3/8 in.); 1973-14-14

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