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Set design
  • Set design
    Messel, Oliver Hilary Sambourne, born 1904 - died 1978
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Set design

  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom (made)

  • Date:

    1952 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Messel, Oliver Hilary Sambourne, born 1904 - died 1978 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Black chalk, pen and brown ink, and oil on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Ernest E. Cook through Art Fund

  • Museum number:

    E.456-1955

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case DT, shelf 37, box B

Oliver Messel was an important designer for theatre and cinema in the period from the 1930s to the 1960s. This is a design for a stage set for an unidentified production for Sir Charles B. Cochran.

Physical description

Design for a stage set

Place of Origin

United Kingdom (made)

Date

1952 (made)

Artist/maker

Messel, Oliver Hilary Sambourne, born 1904 - died 1978 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Black chalk, pen and brown ink, and oil on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Oliver Messel'
signed in ink

'Scene of a Country Lane in Spring for a production for Cohran [ and with a greeting to the former owner] 1952'
Inscribed and dated on the back

Dimensions

Height: 11 3/4 in, Width: 20 1/8 in

Descriptive line

Oliver Messel: stage design for an unidentified production. 1952

Materials

Black chalk; Pen and ink; Sepia; Oil paint

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Lanes (roads); Landscape; Spring

Categories

Designs; Theatre

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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