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Theatre costume

  • Date:

    1882

  • Artist/Maker:

    Reid Mrs (Costumier)
    Auguste et Cie (Costumier)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the British Theatre Museum Association

  • Museum number:

    S.1248A-1982

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Pair of gloves worn by Henry Irving as Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, Lyceum Theatre, London, 1882. Long beige chamois leather gloves. On the back of each hand is a decorative lozenge in swirls of gold picot edged braid, each set with five coloured 'jewels'. Around the wrists are continuous high triangles in swirls of gold picot edged braid, set with coloured 'jewels'.

Date

1882

Artist/maker

Reid Mrs (Costumier)
Auguste et Cie (Costumier)

Dimensions

Length: 46 cm Length of both gloves laid flat, Width: 12 cm Both gloves laid flat, Weight: 2 kg In box with S.114-1985, S.441-1979. Total box weight

Object history note

Pair of gloves worn by Henry Irving as Benedick in William Shakespeare's play ' Much Ado About Nothing' performed at the Lyceum Theatre, London, 11th October 1882. The scenery was designed by Hawes Craven, W Cuthbert, and William Telbin, and the dances were arranged by M Dewinne.

Given to the British Theatre Museum Association by Barry Jones in October 1968 as part of the Barry Jones - Maurice Colbourne Collection.

Descriptive line

Pair of long beige chamois leather gloves worn by Henry Irving as Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, Lyceum Theatre, London, 1882

Materials

Chamois; Braid; Artificial jewels

Subjects depicted

Gloves

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Theatre; Theatre costume

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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