Scene design for House of Flowers

Maker and role
Artist: Oliver Messel, British, 1904-1978
Year
1954

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Media/materials
Watercolor and graphite on board
Measurements
14 1/2 x 22 1/4in (36.8 x 56.5cm)
Credit line
Gift of The Tobin Endowment
Accession number
TL2002.163
Department
Location
Theatre production information
Musical with book by Truman Capote, lyrics by Capote and Harold Arlen, and music by Arlen. Produced at the Alvin Theatre, New York, 1954.
Further information
In his book American Musical Theatre, Gerald Bordman told of the many backstage production problems which plagues House of Flowers. However, he added: "One thing that remained gratefully unaffected were the exquisite pastel delicacies of Oliver Messel's poetically imaginative costumes and sets."

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