Austrian School

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Austrian School
18th century
Setting for Noverre's Ballet "The Persian Fair"
1769 Apr. 15
Pen and black ink on paper.
8 1/8 x 12 1/2 inches (207 x 318 mm)
Gift of Mrs. Donald M. Oenslager, 1982.
1982.75:40
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See translation behind drawing. There is a scale and many details of properties used in this production.

Provenance: 
Lucien Goldschmidt; acquired in 1964 by Donald M. Oenslager.
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In the "Enciclopedia dello Spettacolo," Noverre is credited with having devised the ballet, "The Persian Fair," for the Burg Theatre, Vienna, in 1769. Bruce Alan Brown has tentatively identified this drawing as the work of Johann Ferdinand Hetzendorf von Hohenberg, architect of the Gloriette in the gardens at Schonbrunn Palace.

Associated names: 

Goldschmidt, Lucien, former owner.
Oenslager, Donald, 1902-1975, former owner.

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