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'".
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.
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.