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Billy Budd. Pen and ink drawing on board, approximately 18x19 inches, matted. Signed lower right. 1959.. A live television show based on Melville's novel. It was the DuPont Show of the Month on May 25, 1959. The cast as shown is Jason Robards, Jr. as Captain Claggart, Don Murray as Billy Budd, and Roddy MacDowall as Squeak. Hirschfeld must have attended an early rehearsal, since Robards became ill at the lat moment and was replaced at the performance by Alfred Ryder.