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Costume design - Drury Lane Design Collection
  • Drury Lane Design Collection
    Comelli, Attilio, born 1858 - died 1925
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Drury Lane Design Collection

  • Object:

    Costume design

  • Place of origin:

    London (possibly, drawn)

  • Date:

    1910 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Comelli, Attilio, born 1858 - died 1925 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink and watercolour

  • Credit Line:

    Given by George Hoare, Archivist of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane

  • Museum number:

    S.2025-2010

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Costume design by Attilio Comelli for the Mace Bearers in the last scene of Jack and the Beanstalk at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, 1910-11.

Physical description

Costume design for the Mace Bearers in Jack and the Beanstalk at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Female figure in male dress, a blue and white outfit and elaborate headdress with white plumage, holding a purple mace. Signed.

Place of Origin

London (possibly, drawn)

Date

1910 (drawn)

Artist/maker

Comelli, Attilio, born 1858 - died 1925 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink and watercolour

Marks and inscriptions

'LAST SCENE / MACE BEARERS'
Written at bottom

'8 Small Part Ladies / 1. Miss E Barrington / 2 " N Murray Woods / 3 " L Hewilson(?) / 4 " N Holmes / 5 " M Lovell / 6 " Heath / 7 " M Macdona / 8 " D Frazer [crossed out] / O Mora'
Written on reverse, list of actresses playing the Mace Bearers

'No 15'
Written in top right hand corner

'D'
Written in top left hand corner

Dimensions

Height: 36.8 cm, Width: 26.7 cm

Descriptive line

Costume design by Attilio Comelli for the Mace Bearers in Jack and the Beanstalk at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, 1910, Drury Lane Design Collection.

Materials

Ink; Watercolour; Pencil; Millboard

Techniques

Free-hand drawing; Painting (image-making)

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Drawings; Paintings

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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