Donald Oenslager

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Donald Oenslager
1902-1975
Stage Design for Wagner's Ring Cycle
1920s
Conté crayon and black ink, touched with white, scratched out, on paper.
16 3/16 x 19 7/8 inches (411 x 505 mm)
Gift of Mrs. Donald M. Oenslager, 1982.
1982.75:691
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Collection of Donald M. Oenslager, New York.
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One of a set of drawings for a set design by Donald Oenslager for an unrealized production of Wagner's Ring Cycle, ca. 1927. Oenslager's design featured a single, permanant set which, as illustrated in his series of drawings, would be successively transformed from one scene to the next with the use of dramatic lighting effects. Cf. Carnegy.
Title on mat: Flying Dutchman #3 (XI-II-26).

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