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Set design - Don Quixote

Don Quixote

  • Object:

    Set design

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1962 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Voytek, born 1925 - died 2014 (designers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Crayon and watercolour on art board, covered in clear plastic with crayon annotations

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Dame Marie Rambert

  • Museum number:

    S.975D-1983

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Set design by Voytek for the ballet Don Quixote, Ballet Rambert, 1962, showing the backcloth for the square in Barcelona in Acts I and IV.

Don Quixote, using the choreography of Alexander Gorsky and Rostislav Zakharov, opened at the Empire Theatre, Liverpool, on 28 June 1962 and then toured, opening in London at Sadler's Wells on 26 July.

Physical description

Design for a backcloth for Don Quixote, showing a line of stylized buildings with balconies, drawn in black against an orange background. The design is covered in clear plastic on which is drawn a grid pattern with further shading to highlight elements of the buildings. Annotated by the artist on reverse.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1962 (made)

Artist/maker

Voytek, born 1925 - died 2014 (designers)

Materials and Techniques

Crayon and watercolour on art board, covered in clear plastic with crayon annotations

Marks and inscriptions

'BARCELONA BACKCLOTH / ACT 1 & IV'
Inscribed by the artist in ink on reverse.

Dimensions

Height: 30.6 cm, Width: 45.3 cm

Descriptive line

Set design by Voytek for Don Quixote, Ballet Rambert, 1962, showing the backcloth for the square in Barcelona in Acts I and IV

Materials

Crayon; Watercolour; Art board; Plastic

Techniques

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

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Dance; Designs

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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