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Theatre costume

Theatre costume

  • Date:

    1920 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted felt, cotton velvet, japanese silk, cotton lining, metal wrapped cord, right-angled metal decoration, horsehair padding in linen pouches
    Breeches of Japanese silk and cotton twill

  • Museum number:

    S.751-1980

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Costume designed by Henri Matisse for a Warrior in Leonide Massine's ballet Le Chant du rossignol for Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes 1920.
Chinese military tunic, the wide short sleeves and skirt in blue silk, the skirt panels and body in white felt with panels of brown velvet overlaid with gold braid lattice. Around the waist is a brown velvet belt set with brass 'L's.
Knee length pantaloons in blue silk.

Date

1920 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Painted felt, cotton velvet, japanese silk, cotton lining, metal wrapped cord, right-angled metal decoration, horsehair padding in linen pouches
Breeches of Japanese silk and cotton twill

Dimensions

Height: 155 cm footprint, Width: 75 cm footprint, Depth: 60 cm footprint

Descriptive line

Costume designed by Henri Matisse for a Warrior in Leonide Massine's ballet Le Chant du rossignol for Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes 1920.
Knee length blue silk pantaloons designed by Henri Matisse for a Warrior in Leonide Massine's ballet Le Chant du rossignol for Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes 1920

Categories

Dance; Costumes; Entertainment & Leisure

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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