Maquette for Drawing Room of the Painter's House, Act I, scene 2, in Lulu

Maker and role
Artist: Jocelyn Herbert, British, 1917-2003
ca. 1977
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Object detail

Painted wood, board, and paper, with fabric and found objects
23 7/8 x 36 1/2 x 29 1/4in (60.6 x 92.7 x 74.3cm)
Credit line
Gift of The Tobin Endowment
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Object type
Theatre production
Opera by Alban Berg. Produced by the Metropolitan Opera, New York, 1977.
Further information
Modern and traditional, the flat is a melange of styles reflecting Lulu's nonconformist lifestyle and the middle-class values of her artist husband. The woodwork, drapery, and chandelier include Art Nouveau's sinuous curves. However, the room includes a late 1700s chair by the desk, and an overstuffed Victorian chaise longue.
An Eye for the Stage; William J. Chiego, Jody Blake (American, b.1953); 2004; p. 73


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