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MS Thr 129

Berman, Eugene, 1899-. Eugene Berman drawings for the ballet Giselle, 1946: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: pf
Call No.: MS Thr 129
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Berman, Eugene, 1899-.
Title: Eugene Berman drawings for the ballet Giselle,
Date(s): 1946 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 volume (.1 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Four drawings of the scenery and costumes for the ballet Giselle by Russian painter and designer Eugene Berman.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

64M-184. Purchased with the F.E. Chase fund from Mr. Eugene Berman, Via del Plebescito 107, Rome, Italy; received: 1965 March 10.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Eugene Berman Drawings for the Ballet Giselle, 1946 (MS Thr 129). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Berman was a Russian painter and designer.

Scope and Contents

Designs for the 1946 production of Giselle by the American Ballet Theatre include an unsigned drawing in ink and a signed drawing in ink, watercolor and gouache for Act I, an unsigned drawing in ink and wash of costume design for Les Willis, and an unsigned drawing in ink and watercolor of the design for the tomb in Act II.

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