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Drawing - Wilhelm Pantomime Designs
  • Wilhelm Pantomime Designs
    Wilhelm, born 1858 - died 1925
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Wilhelm Pantomime Designs

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (drawn)

  • Date:

    1890 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wilhelm, born 1858 - died 1925 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Water colour over pen and ink drawing

  • Credit Line:

    Acquired with the assistance of Brian Peters

  • Museum number:

    S.103-2011

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Costume design by Wilhelm (Charles William Pitcher, 1858-1925) for The Chimes in the pantomime Dick Whittington as performed at Crystal Palace on 24th December 1890, Wilhelm Pantomime Designs.

The designer Wilhelm (William Charles Pitcher RI, 1858-1925) was one of the most inventive and prolific late 19th century costume designers, whose early passion for stage spectacle led to his employment designing pantomime costumes for Drury Lane Theatre. His attention to detail and his ability to create visually stunning and decorative costumes appealed to producers and public alike and led to a constant stream of work.

Physical description

Costume design by Wilhelm for The Chimes wearing a white and silver semi-transparent ankle length dress, bells attached to back, a bell head piece and bell prop in the pantomime Dick Whittington as performed at Crystal Palace on 24th December 1890.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (drawn)

Date

1890 (designed)

Artist/maker

Wilhelm, born 1858 - died 1925 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Water colour over pen and ink drawing

Dimensions

Height: 21.7 cm, Width: 14.3 cm

Descriptive line

Costume design by Wilhelm (Charles William Pitcher, 1858-1925) for The Chimes in the pantomime Dick Whittington as performed at Crystal Palace on 24th December 1890, Wilhelm Pantomime Designs.

Materials

Ink; Paper; Water-colour

Techniques

Drawing (image-making); Painting (image-making)

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Drawings; Designs

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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