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Theatre costume

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  • Artist/Maker:

    Hartley, Russell (costume designers)

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  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Costume for an unidentified character. Short sleeveless gown in deep blue velvet, with collar of fur which continues inside the front edges and outside around the hem.




Hartley, Russell (costume designers)

Marks and inscriptions

' Rose Schogel '


Length: 94 cm Collar to hem, Width: 66 cm Widest part, hem, Weight: 1 kg Total weight

Object history note

Gown for an unidentified character 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

Short sleeveless blue velvet gown worn by an unidentified character in 'Henry VIII and his Wives' Markova-Dolin Ballet, Metropolitan Opera House, New York, ?1947

Production Note

Reason For Production: Commission


Velvet; Imitation fur


Entertainment & Leisure; Dance; Costumes

Production Type



Theatre and Performance Collection

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