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EV 17/35
£820 + VAT

Konstanze’s Lookout

2021
Dimensions in centimetres height58.5 × width45.5 cm / Dimensions in inches height23 × width18 ″
EV of 35
Medium etching,  aquatint,  chine colle
Series Glyndebourne
Subject matter opera
Woman in pink dress looking out of the window at a boat passing.

Konstanze, our long suffering heroine in Mozart’s Die Entfürhuring Aus dem Serail has been captured after being lost at sea. She finds herself in Pasha Selim’s harem, and is now the focus of his sexual advances. Things are getting quite desperate for her and she is not sure how much longer she can hold out. She is on the lookout for her Spanish love, Belmonte, to rescue her from her incarceration in her guided cage. Gazing out to sea she sees his commandeered dhow coming to the rescue. A post modern take on the subplot here could suggest that Konstanze would be safer and strangely respected more in the harem than she would be returning to Spain as Belmonte’s chattel but love knows no bounds. - TH