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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. Gown of yellow green brocade with long sleeves, loose fitting to the wrist from above the elbow, where there is a large loose puff onto the upper arm. To the front is a wide collar of fur narrowing to turn back on front panels. Across the upper chest is a strip of black 'petersham' edged with gold braid, with a central ribbon of gold braid, overlaid edge to edge with continuous gold braid lozenges, which fastens on the opposite front. The gown fastens with a hook and eye at waist level.




Hartley, Russell (costume designers)

Marks and inscriptions

' Rose Schogel Inc '


Length: 94 cm collar to hem approximate, Width: 55 cm widest part approximate, Weight: 1.7 kg approximate

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

Gown of yellow green brocade 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


Brocade; Imitation fur; Petersham ribbon; Gold braid

Production Type



Theatre and Performance Collection

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