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Set design - Gladys Calthrop set design for La Locandiera
  • Gladys Calthrop set design for La Locandiera
    Calthrop, Gladys
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Gladys Calthrop set design for La Locandiera

  • Object:

    Set design

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (drawn)

  • Date:

    1926 (performed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Calthrop, Gladys (designers)
    Goldoni, Carlo, born 1707 - died 1793 (playwright)
    Lohman, Helen (translator)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and some pencil on transparency paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Gladys Calthrop

  • Museum number:

    S.630-2012

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Set design by Gladys Calthrop for a scene in La Locandiera, a comedy by Goldoni, for a production at the Civic Repertory Theatre in New York, 22nd November 1926. Production presented by the Civic Repertory Company. Text translated and adapted from the Italian by Helen Lohman. Gladys Calthrop Design Collection.

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. She worked in both London and New York.

Physical description

Centre of the page features large interior view of a room, with a table and chairs on the left side and a stand with candles on the right side. Above the drawing of the interior are two smaller drawings, respectively of a cupboard and a mirror. Signed by the artist, lower right.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (drawn)

Date

1926 (performed)

Artist/maker

Calthrop, Gladys (designers)
Goldoni, Carlo, born 1707 - died 1793 (playwright)
Lohman, Helen (translator)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and some pencil on transparency paper

Marks and inscriptions

'cupboard for [ironing] scene / cut from silhouette & painted / to be hung on [...] / 1.9 / 2 X 1.9 at widest / 2 mirrors / cut [from] silhouette / & painted / candlestick for electric / La Locandiera / 46x5 drop (flat, painted) / repeat r. side / door as r. / for [counts] room / mirrors / all [room] / 6. 8." / x / 3. 4." / [...] v extra / [built] separate / to attach with clips / [built] / with plates attached / & hung with clips / flat winf painted / 2. 6." I'
Handwritten in pen recto.

'United scenic artists / 78 /Local 829'
United scenic artists logo stamped recto, at the bottom right of the page.

Dimensions

Height: 30.9 cm, Width: 50 cm

Descriptive line

Set design by Gladys Calthrop for a scene in La Locandiera at the Civic Repertory Theatre in New York, 22nd November 1926. Gladys Calthrop Design Collection

Materials

Paper; Ink; Pencil; Pen

Techniques

Drawing (image-making)

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Designs

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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