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Andre Delfau (French/American, 1914-2000) Original artwork, gouache painting on artist’s paper. One side depicting a color gouache painting of angel ballerinas playing musical instruments. Verso a black and white study of a pretty young woman and 17th century inspired Tutu as well as having hand writeen costuming notes in French . Unsigned. Measures about 20in x 13in overall. Shipped rolled in tube. Condition: light creases to paper noticeable only under utmost scrutiny.
We purchased this directly from the attics of the Ruth Page Center for the Arts. Delfau was a costume and set designer for many important 20th century dance and ballet companies including Chicago Lyric Opera, The Royal Ballet - Great Britain, De-Cuevas, Harkness, Royal Danish. A life long friend of Ruth Page they married late in life after her first husband died. Costume Design for Ruth Page productions of Die-Fledermaus, Bullets and Bon-Bons, Mephistofela, Pygmalion, Conertino for Three, Carmina Burana, Catulli Carmina, Chain of Fools, Carmen for dance theatre of Harlem, Alice in Wonderland and many others throughout a lifetime of creative output.
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