Costume design drawing by Judy Dearing for Porgy and Bess

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Created by
Dearing, Judy, American, 1940 - 1995
Medium
graphite, watercolor, and pigment on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 13 5/8 × 11 in. (34.6 × 27.9 cm)
Type
design drawings
Date
1995
Description
A costume design drawing by Judy Dearing for an unidentified female character in the musical Porgy and Bess. The drawing depicts a woman standing with her left hand hanging behind her skirt and her right hand in her dress pocket. She wears a cream handkerchief tied at the back of her head and a short-sleeved, knee-length dress made from a brown, purple, and teal floral print fabric with a taupe background. There are patch pockets sewn at each front side below the fitted waist, which are circular in shape and are gathered and tied at the top opening. The woman's shoes are dark brown moccasin-style loafers. The woman and her clothing are outlined in graphite with watercolor and unidentified pigment shading. 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
2014.128.7
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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