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Drawing for a theatrical costume for a female pirate

Artist:
Vincente Minnelli (American, Chicago 1903–1986 Beverly Hills)
Date:
1933-39
Medium:
Watercolor over graphite
Dimensions:
sheet: 9 1/2 x 12 in. (24.1 x 30.5 cm)
Classifications:
Drawings, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Gift of Frank Cambria, 1959
Accession Number:
59.560.23
Not on view
Drawing, design for a women's pirate costume, part of a group of costume designs by Vincente Minnelli. The costume consists of a red and white ensemble of jacket and pants. The waist is wrapped in a wide belt, decorated with an oversized buckle across the jacket; the sleeves are wide, with several layers of ruffles, and silver trimmings. High-heeled, pointed-toe, red and white boots, and a matching plummed hat, wide-brimmed and worn over a scarf wrapping the head, complete the outfit.
Signature: In ink, at lower center: "Minnelli"

Inscription: Designer's notes in graphite across sheet.
Frank Cambria; Donor: Frank Cambria (American)
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