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Twelfth Night

  • Object:

    Costume design

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (possibly, designed)
    New York (possibly, designed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1926 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Calthrop, Gladys (designers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour over pencil drawing

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Gladys Calthrop

  • Museum number:

    S.206-2012

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Costume design by Gladys Calthrop for the character of Maria, for a production of Twelfth Night at the Civic Repertory Theatre in New York, 1926.

Gladys Calthrop (1894-1980) was an English set and costume designer. Born Gladys Treeby in Devon, Calthrop married, and later separated from, Everard E. Calthrop. She met Noel Coward in Italy during 1921, they subsequently became friends and worked together on many plays. Their first collaboration was on The Vortex in 1924 for which Calthrop designed both sets and costumes. She also designed the set and costumes for several other productions, other than Coward's plays, including Shakespeare's plays. She worked in both London and New York.

Physical description

Design shows full-length portrait of Maria, wearing an orange dress with white and grey detail. Design is drawn on paper and backed on card.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (possibly, designed)
New York (possibly, designed)

Date

ca. 1926 (drawn)

Artist/maker

Calthrop, Gladys (designers)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour over pencil drawing

Marks and inscriptions

'Twelfth Night / Maria / (Josephine Hutchinson)'
Handwritten in pencil recto, top right.

'[...] Calthrop'
Artists' signature handwritten in pencil recto, bottom right.

Dimensions

Height: 50.8 cm, Width: 35.5 cm

Descriptive line

Costume design by Gladys Calthrop for the character of Maria, for a production of Twelfth Night at the Civic Repertory Theatre in New York, 1926, Gladys Calthrop Design Collection.

Materials

Paper; Ink; Pencil; Water-colour; Card

Techniques

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

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Designs

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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