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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:

    1925 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    pencil and watercolour on board, cotton

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of the Estate of Emile Littler

  • Museum number:

    S.2963-2010

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Costume design by Attilio Comelli for the Male Populace in Act II of Cleopatra at Daly's Theatre, 2nd June 1925.

Comelli (1858-1925) was the house designer of the Royal Opera House from the late 1880s to the early 1920s. During this period he also worked for the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane and Daly's Theatre and also designed costumes from a number of Gilbert&Sullivan productions.

Physical description

Costume design for the Male Populace in Act II of Cleopatra at Daly's Theatre. Populace wears a white high waisted skirt held in place by a brown and black belt and patterned braces. Around his neck he wears white and orange beads, on his head a close fitting brown and green hat and on his feet woven and strapped sandals. A light brown cotton fabric swatch accompanies the design.

Place of Origin

London (possibly, drawn)

Date

1925 (drawn)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

pencil and watercolour on board, cotton

Marks and inscriptions

'Mr Fenton'
Written in pencil on back of design.

Dimensions

Height: 37 cm, Width: 27.4 cm

Descriptive line

Costume design by Attilio Comelli for the Male Populace in Act II of Cleopatra at Daly's Theatre, 2nd June 1925, Emile Littler Archive.

Materials

Watercolour; Pencil; Millboard; Cloth; Cotton (textile)

Techniques

Free-hand drawing; Painting (image-making); Drawing

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Drawings; Paintings

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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