Not currently on display at the V&A

Queen of Clubs

Costume Design
ca.1954 (painted)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Design by Alec Shanks for the Queen of Clubs, probably for the Crazy Gang revue, Joker's Wild, 1954


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Gouache and pencil on canvas
Brief Description
Design by Alec Shanks for the Queen of Clubs, probably for the Crazy Gang revue, Joker's Wild, 1954
Physical Description
Design for the Queen of Clubs, showing a full length figure wearing an elaborate court card costume with, in the upper right hand corner of the design, the playing card symbol for Clubs. The design is set within a painted yellow border and is signed in the lower right hand corner.
Dimensions
  • Height: 508mm
  • Width: 352mm
Production typeUnique
Marks and Inscriptions
'ALEC / SHANKS' (Signature; Lower right hand corner; Handwriting; Paint)
Credit line
Given by Dame Margaret Booth
Object history
This design was probably made for the Crazy Gang revue, Joker's Wild, Victoria Palace Theatre, London, 16 December 1954.
Subjects depicted
Literary ReferenceJoker's Wild
Summary
Design by Alec Shanks for the Queen of Clubs, probably for the Crazy Gang revue, Joker's Wild, 1954
Collection
Accession Number
S.173-1999

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record createdNovember 30, 1999
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