Mar 29, 2018 - Sale 2471

Sale 2471 - Lot 374

Price Realized: $ 5,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 700 - $ 1,000
(THEATER.) Ayers, Lemuel; artist. Costume design for Pearl Bailey as Butterfly in St. Louis Woman. Watercolor on heavy paper, 12 x 9 1/2 inches, with a card of fabric samples stapled to recto and a manuscript description taped to verso, inked union stamp and artist's signature on verso; 2-inch closed tear on right edge. [New York, 1945]

Additional Details

An original costume design by Lemuel Ayers (1915-1955) for the Broadway musical St. Louis Woman by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer, set in 1898 St. Louis. It ran for 113 performances at the Martin Beck Theater in 1946.