Karl Walser

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Karl Walser
1877-1943.
Verona, A Public Place, for Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet", Act I, Scene 1
29 January 1907
Gouache and graphite on paper.
25 13/16 x 19 7/8 inches (655 x 505 mm)
Gift of Mrs. Donald M. Oenslager, 1982.
1982.75:655:1
Inscription: 
Inscribed at lower center, "Romeo u Julia"; signed at lower right, "Karl Walser"; inscribed on verso, "No. 18b 'Romeo unt Julia v. Walser'".
Provenance: 
Max Reinhardt; sale, New York, Sotheby's, 10 July 1969, p. 317; Donald M. Oenslager.
Notes: 

This design was executed for Max Reinhardt's first production of "Romeo and Juliet" which opened on 29 January 1907 at the Deutches Theatre in Berlin.

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