ORIGINAL PLAYBILL ILLUSTRATION FOR DON PASQUALE AT THE METROPOLITAN OPERA, SIGNED. Irv Docktor.

ORIGINAL PLAYBILL ILLUSTRATION FOR DON PASQUALE AT THE METROPOLITAN OPERA, SIGNED

NY: Playbill, 2006. Soft cover. ORIGINAL IRV DOCKTOR ILLUSTRATION DON PASQAULE METROPOLITAN OPERA SIGNED Irv Docktor (1918 - 2008) was an American illustrator and educator best known for his work as a book and magazine illustrator in the 1950s and 1960s. His versatile work appeared in hundreds of books, but he was best known for hardcover dustjackets, like Patricia Highsmith's "Strangers on a Train" and five first editions of Robert Heinlein science fiction novels including "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" He also illustrated cover designs for Playbill, like his original art for the program for Robert Anderson's landmark drama "Tea and Sympathy". Docktor and his family lived in Fort Lee, NJ, where in 1957, he found a home in the woods, with an inspiring view of the Hudson River and NY skyline that he often sketched. His family frequently attended New York City museums and theatre, the Metropolitan Opera, the Philharmonic, the American Ballet Theatre, and the New York City Ballet. During performances, Docktor sketched what he was seeing in the Playbill. Original illustration, 2006, fine tip pens and watercolor for the Metropolitan Opera performance of DON PASQUALE on April 7, 2006 on the center double page of Playbill program for the Met for that date. SIgned by Docktor. Docktor executes a plaintive portrait of Don Pasquale in pinks staring lustfully at a stern-looking Norina in blues. Near Fine. Item #012728

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