John Piper

[title not known]

1972

View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Medium
Screenprint on paper
Dimensions
None
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Rose and Chris Prater through the Institute of Contemporary Prints 1975
Reference
P05051

Display caption

John Piper designed the sets for the first staging of the opera Death in Venice in 1973. The opera was based on the novella by Thomas Mann and was the work of British composer Benjamin Britten with Myfanwy Piper, who wrote the libretto.Piper’s sets used narrow revolving panels painted with details of Venetian architecture. This screenprint is from a portfolio of eight based on the sketches he made for the set designs.

Gallery label, May 2007