Costume design drawing by Judy Dearing for Bess in Porgy and Bess

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Created by
Dearing, Judy, American, 1940 - 1995
Medium
graphite, pigment, and ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 13 5/8 × 10 15/16 in. (34.6 × 27.8 cm)
Type
design drawings
Date
1995
Description
A costume design drawing by Judy Dearing for the character Bess in the musical Porgy and Bess. The drawing depicts a woman standing with her left hand at her side and her right hand on her hip. She wears a short-sleeved, low neck white peasant top tucked into a dark blue knee-length wrap skirt, and light brown high-heeled pumps. The woman and her clothing are outlined in graphite with her hair colored in with black ink and other shading done with an unidentified pigment. The stamp for the United Scenic Artists Local 829 is in black ink in the lower left facing corner, with Dearing's signature in black ink below the stamp. The reverse is blank.
Topic
African American
Art
Costume
Costume design
Musical Theatre
Opera (Music)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.128.27
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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Classification
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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