Watercolor and graphite on board
14 1/2 x 22 1/4in (36.8 x 56.5cm)
Gift of The Tobin Endowment
Musical with book by Truman Capote, lyrics by Capote and Harold Arlen, and music by Arlen. Produced at the Alvin Theatre, New York, 1954.
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."
Oliver Messel (British, b.1904, d.1978)