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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:

    1923 (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.2894-2010

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Costume design by Attilio Comelli for a female character in Act I of Madame Pompadour at Daly's Theatre, 1923.

Madame Pompadour is a French operetta composed by Leo Fall based on the life of Madame de Pompadour, mistress of Louis XV.

This costume design is from the English version, adapted by Frederick Lonsdale and Harry Graham, which premiered at Daly's Theatre, London on 20th December 1923.

Physical description

Costume design for a female character in Act I of Madame Pompadour at Daly's Theatre. Female figure in a yellow dress with a floral pattern and green trim. Signed.

Place of Origin

London (possibly, drawn)

Date

1923 (drawn)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink and watercolour

Marks and inscriptions

'ACT I'
Written in bottom right hand corner

'7 alias'
Written in top left hand corner

'Miss Balington'
Written in bottom left hand corner

Dimensions

Height: 36.8 cm, Width: 27.3 cm

Descriptive line

Costume design by Attilio Comelli for a female character in Act I of Madame Pompadour at Daly's Theatre, 1923. 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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