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Theatre costume
  • Theatre costume
    Whistler, Rex, born 1905 - died 1944
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Theatre costume

  • Date:

    ca. 1960

  • Artist/Maker:

    Whistler, Rex, born 1905 - died 1944 (costume designers)

  • Museum number:

    S.260-1987

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Breeches for the Rake in the Mad Scene worn by Robert Helpmann and later David Wall and Hendrik Davel.

Date

ca. 1960

Artist/maker

Whistler, Rex, born 1905 - died 1944 (costume designers)

Dimensions

Length: 76 cm Waistline to Leg (Laid Flat), Width: 36 cm Waistline (Laid Flat), Weight: 3.95 kg Combined boxed weight

Object history note

Breeches for the Rake worn by Robert Helpmann, David Wall and Hendrik Davel in the Mad Scene of Ninette de Valois' ballet 'The Rake's Progress', first performed by the Vic-Wells (now Royal) Ballet, Sadler's Wells Theatre, London, May 20th 1935. The music for the ballet was composed by Gavin Gordon, the scenario was based by the composer on the paintings of William Hogarth, and the sets & costumes were designed by Rex Whistler.

Descriptive line

Breeches for the Rake worn by Robert Helpmann, David Wall and Hendrik Davel in the Mad Scene of 'The Rake's Progress', The Royal Ballet, ca. 1960

Production Note

Reason For Production: Commission

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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