Fine Art

"Juliet's Bedroom" Watercolour & Gouache 1936 MESSEL, Oliver (SOLD)

Oliver Hilary Sambourne Messel (13 January 1904 – 13 July 1978) was an English artist and one of the foremost stage designers of the 20th century.

Juliet's Bedroom from the Estate of Lord Snowdon with original Art Deco strip mirror frame, label remnant on back: Exhibition of Works by Oliver Messel Held at The Leicester Galleries/ Leicester Square/ London/ July 1936/ No.67 Juliet's Bedroom/ Purchaser Mrs. Messel.

Watercolour w/ gouache highlights

Frame Sz: 18 1/2"H x 23 1/2"W

Art Sz: 12"H x 17"W

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As featured on page 66 of "Romeo and Juliet w/ Designs by Oliver Messel" published 1936 by B.T. Batsford Ltd.

In the autumn of 1935 Messel went to Hollywood to design the settings and costumes for The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer production of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," produced by Irving Thalberg, starring Norma Shearer and Leslie Howard, and directed by George Cukor.