Simon Quaglio

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Simon Quaglio
1795-1878
Queen of the Night Scene, for Mozart's "Magic Flute"
1818
Pen and ink, with watercolor, on paper.
7 3/4 x 11 1/4 inches (196 x 287 mm)
Gift of Mrs. Donald M. Oenslager, 1982.
1982.75:524

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Inscribed on verso (by Roller?), "17. Ballet 'le Flute Enchantée'"; in Benois' hand, "Acquired from S. Ernst in exchange for a watercolor of Benois representing the Pastoral Scene from Tchaikovsky's opera 'La Dame de Pique'".

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Andreas Roller; S. Ernst; Alexandre Benois, Paris; acquired in 1963 by Donald M. Oenslager, New York.
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This sheet may be a copy by Quaglio of his original design in the Theatermuseum, Munich. A model replica of the drawing is in the Mozart Museum, Salzburg, and a print after the subject is in the Clara Ziegler Collection at the Theatermuseum, Munich.

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Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791. Zauberflöte.
Roller, Andreas, former owner.
Ernst, S., former owner.
Benois, Alexandre, 1870-1960, former owner.
Oenslager, Donald, 1902-1975, former owner.

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