Michael Stennett Unsigned Mixed Media Study Portrait Man Smoking Pipe Painting & Print. The face appears to be a cut out print. The rest is painted with some overpainting to the face. Provenance: From The Studio Of Michael Stennett.
Michael Stennett had an illustrious career as a costume designer, working in partnership with The Metropolitan Opera, New York, The Royal Opera House, Drottningholm Court Theatre, Sweden, English National Opera, Ottawa Festival, Malmö Ballet, Welsh National Opera and, extensively, with the Australian Opera. He designed costumes for many famous performers, including Rudolf Nureyev, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Glenda Jackson, and, perhaps most notably, for his close friend, Dame Joan Sutherland. Based in Yoxford, near Sudbury, Michael Stennett retired from the stage and screen in 1994 and developed his career as a painter before passing away in September 2020. Measures approximately 81.5cm high x 47cm wide. Condition: Please view photos carefully for condition.
Heavy wear throughout with creasing, scratches, marks, bends etc. Heavy bumping & rubbing to corners and edges.