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Not For Web | Veiled Snake Lady I, by Dame Zandra

One of a pair of etchings by Zandra Rhodes, based on her costume designs for the San Diego Opera House production of The Magic Flute. The limited edition print is on display in the Keeper’s House from 15 September 2017 to 19 February 2018.
£900.00

This limited edition print is no longer available. For enquiries on other work by this artist, please contact us on 0207 300 5933

Artwork details

Dimensions 43 x 33cm
Fabric & material Etching
Edition 20
Medium Print
Artist VAT Number GB 629 7919 83

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Product story

One of Britain’s most celebrated fashion designers, Zandra Rhodes created a pair of etchings as a result of one of Norman Ackroyd’s legendary studio parties at which friends and contemporaries are invited to make prints under his guidance. Her Veiled Snake Lady etchings are based on the costumes she designed for the attendants to The Queen of the Night in Mozart’s fairy-tale opera The Magic Flute. Their hair represents phases of the moon, while twined around the bodice of each maiden is a snake. In Act 1, it is the veiled maidens who save Prince Tamino from a giant snake.

The Magic Flute was Zandra Rhode’s opera design debut; her fantastical costumes ranged from mythical beasts to Masonic robes. These etchings reveal something of the creative process behind her spectacular costume designs.