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Headdress

  • Date:

    1937

  • Artist/Maker:

    Messel, Oliver Hilary Sambourne, born 1904 - died 1978 (costume designers)
    Karinska, Barbara, born 1886 - died 1983 (Costumier)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the British Theatre Museum Association

  • Museum number:

    S.1374-1984

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Headdress for Francesca in Scene 2 (?) worn by Lubov Tchernicheva.
Lozenge shaped pendant headdress.

Date

1937

Artist/maker

Messel, Oliver Hilary Sambourne, born 1904 - died 1978 (costume designers)
Karinska, Barbara, born 1886 - died 1983 (Costumier)

Dimensions

Length: 9.1 cm, Width: 7.6 cm, Height: 3.4 cm

Object history note

Headdress for Francesca worn by Lubov Tchernicheva in Scene 2 (?) of David Lichine's ballet 'Francesca da Rimini', Colonel de Basil's Ballets Russes, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 15th July 1937. The music for the ballet was by Tchaikovsky, and the libretto was by Lichine and Henry Clifford after Dante. The scenery and costumes were designed by Oliver Messel.

Descriptive line

Headdress for Francesca worn by Lubov Tchernicheva in Scene 2 (?) of 'Francesca da Rimini', Colonel de Basil's Ballets Russes, Covent Garden, 1937

Production Note

Reason For Production: Commission

Techniques

Gilding

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Dance; Theatre costume; Hats & headwear

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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