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Costume design - Emile Littler Archive
  • Emile Littler Archive
    Comelli, Attilio, born 1858 - died 1925
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Emile Littler Archive

  • Object:

    Costume design

  • Place of origin:

    London (possibly, drawn)

  • Date:

    1916 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink and watercolour

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of the Estate of Emile Littler

  • Museum number:

    S.2468-2010

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Costume design by Attilio Comelli for a Brigand in The Maid of the Mountains at Daly's Theatre, 1916.

The Maid of the Mountains is an operetta by Frederick Lonsdale, Harry Graham, F. Clifford Harris, Valentine, Harold Fraser-Simson and J.W. Tate. It follows the story of Teresa and Baldassare, the bandit maid and the bandit chief of a group of thieves living in the mountains. This costume design is from the first production of the operetta which opened at the Prince's Theatre, Manchester in 1916 before transferring to Daly's in 1917.

Physical description

Costume design for a Brigand in The Maid of the Mountains at Daly's Theatre. Male figure in a grey, green, black and white outfit, with a black hat, carrying a gun over one shoulder. Signed.

Place of Origin

London (possibly, drawn)

Date

1916 (drawn)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink and watercolour

Marks and inscriptions

'D / Brigand / act I / Chorus'
Written in top left hand corner

'BORDESLEY / S / ARTISTS'
Stamp embossed in bottom left hand corner

'Mr Hyde'
Written in bottom right hand corner

'Chorus Gent / Mr Gillard / Mr Gordon'
Written on reverse

Dimensions

Height: 37.3 cm, Width: 27.3 cm

Descriptive line

Costume design by Attilio Comelli for a Brigand in The Maid of the Mountains at Daly's Theatre, 1916. Emile Littler Archive.

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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