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L'Usine a Folies

Costume Design
1931 (painted)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Design by Alec Shanks for a showgirl representing Molten Gold in the revue, L'Usine a Folies, Folies Bergere, Paris, 1931


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Gouache, pencil, pen and ink, gold paint and bronze paint on paper
Brief Description
Design by Alec Shanks for a showgirl representing Molten Gold in the revue, L'Usine a Folies, Folies Bergere, Paris, 1931
Physical Description
Design for a showgirl representing Molten Gold, showing a full length figure wearing an elaborate topless golden costume with long flowing sleeves that trail out behind her and a high geometric headdress. The design is painted on black paper and is signed and dated on the lower right hand side.
Dimensions
  • Height: 392mm
  • Width: 502mm
Production typeUnique
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'ALEC / SHANKS / '31' (Signature; Lower right hand side; Handwriting; Paint)
  • 'FOLIES BERGERE / La FONDERIE d'OR' (Textual information; Upper right hand corner; Handwriting; Paint)
  • 'Mannequin' (Textual information; Reverse, upper right hand corner; Handwriting; Paint)
  • 'FOLIES BERGERE "L'USINE A FOLIES" 1931 "MOLTEN GOLD" (A)' (Textual information; Reverse; Handwriting; Paint)
Credit line
Given by Dame Margaret Booth
Object history
This design was made for a revue, L'Usine a Folies, at the Folies Bergere, Paris, 1931
Subject depicted
Literary ReferenceL'Usine a Folies
Summary
Design by Alec Shanks for a showgirl representing Molten Gold in the revue, L'Usine a Folies, Folies Bergere, Paris, 1931
Collection
Accession Number
S.174-1999

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record createdNovember 30, 1999
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