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The Matchless Mine

American
1956
Donald Oenslager (American, 1902–1975)


Dimensions

Height x width: 18 1/4 x 27 5/8 in. (46.4 x 70.2 cm)

Accession Number

69.974

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor, collage, mixed media

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Stage set for The Ballad of Baby Doe, opera by John Le Touche, book by Douglas Moore. (Premier July 7, 1956, The Central City Opera Association.)

Inscription

The Ballad of Baby Doe at Liadville, Colorado
II-2, II-4 (on the reverse)

Signed

Signed and dated Donald Oenslager '56 (lower right)

Markings

Stamp for United Scenic Artists, Local 829
Stamp for "Official Registeration," signed "Oenslager"

Provenance

Wright/Hepburn/Webster Gallery, New York; purchased by MFA, June 11, 1969.

Credit Line

Ellen Kelleran Gardner Fund