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Theatre costume

  • Date:


  • Artist/Maker:

    Hartley, Russell (costume designers)

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  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Costume probably for King Henry VIII worn by Anton Dolin. Skirted tunic in gold yellow brocade, with full length sleeves, puffed on the upper arm; on the fitted lower sleeve are fixed lines of small 'puffs' of white cotton. To the neck is a small white cotton turned-down flat collar. Around the neck and onto the chest are fixed 'jewels' and 'chains' finished in a medallion on the chest. Around the waist is a fixed belt of white cloth decorated with narrow braid.




Hartley, Russell (costume designers)

Marks and inscriptions

' Rose Schogel '

' Paul Sirr '
Written on fabric


Length: 73 cm Tunic, collar to hem, Width: 52 cm Tunic, shoulder width, Weight: 1.5 kg Packed weight of object

Object history note

Costume probably for King Henry VIII worn by Anton Dolin in Rosella Hightower's ballet 'Henry VIII and his Wives' performed by the Markova-Dolin Ballet at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, ?17th October 1947. The music for the ballet was arranged by Robert Zeller after works by Rossini, and the scenery and costumes were designed by Russell Hartley.

Descriptive line

Costume probably for King Henry VIII worn by Anton Dolin in 'Henry VIII and his Wives' Markova-Dolin Ballet, Metropolitan Opera House, New York, ?1947

Production Note

Reason For Production: Commission


Brocade; Cotton (textile); Artificial jewel; Braid

Subjects depicted

Kings (people)


Entertainment & Leisure; Dance; Costumes

Production Type



Theatre and Performance Collection

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