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Wilhelm Pantomime Designs

Watercolour
1898 (designed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Costume design by Wilhelm (Charles William Pitcher, 1858-1925) for 8 Ballet Dancers (Mistletoe) with Yule Log in the pantomime Dick Whittington as performed at the Adelphi Theatre on 26th December 1898, 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.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Water colour over pen and ink drawing.
Brief Description
Costume design by Wilhelm (Charles William Pitcher, 1858-1925) for 8 Ballet Dancers (Mistletoe) with Yule Log in the pantomime Dick Whittington as performed at the Adelphi Theatre on 26th December 1898, Wilhelm Pantomime Designs.
Physical Description
Costume design by Wilhelm for 8 Ballet Dancers (Mistletoe) with Yule Log wearing a knee-length, green, white and silver dress with fringed sleeves, striped tights and hooded mantel with mistletoe decoration. Holly also holds a stick plumed with mistletoe.
Dimensions
  • Height: 21.6cm
  • Width: 13.9cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • (Notes and pencil sketches of the skirt and head piece on the reverse.)
Credit line
Acquired with the assistance of Brian Peters
Literary ReferenceDick Whittington
Summary
Costume design by Wilhelm (Charles William Pitcher, 1858-1925) for 8 Ballet Dancers (Mistletoe) with Yule Log in the pantomime Dick Whittington as performed at the Adelphi Theatre on 26th December 1898, 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.
Collection
Accession Number
S.235-2011

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record createdApril 20, 2011
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