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Tableau Cree

Set Design
1932 (painted)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Design by Alec Shanks for the Tableau Cree in the revue, Les Masques, Folies Bergere, Paris, 1932


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Gouache, pencil, pen and ink, gold paint, and silver paint on card
Brief Description
Design by Alec Shanks for the Tableau Cree in the revue, Les Masques, Folies Bergere, Paris, 1932
Physical Description
Design for the Tableau Cree in Les Masques, with a showgirl, wearing a costume in the form of a red eye mask with hanging silver tassels, standing on a three-stepped silver podium beneath a large eye mask, one half in black, one half in gold, with, to either side, pillars or flats patterned with eye masks in gold and black, alternating green and gold, all with silver eye sockets, and, to rear, flats or curtains in gold and green. The design is signed and dated on the lower right hand side.
Dimensions
  • Height: 380mm
  • Width: 529mm
Production typeUnique
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'ALEC / SHANKS / '32' (Signature; Lower right hand corner; Handwriting; Paint)
  • '"LES MASQUES" / TABLEAU CREE' POUR / MAX WELDY, PARIS' (Textual information; French; Reverse, upper centre; Handwriting; Pencil)
  • 'LA VOLUPTE' (Textual information; Reverse, upper right hand corner; Handwriting; Pencil)
Credit line
Given by Dame Margaret Booth
Object history
This design was made for a revue, Les Masques, at the Folies Bergere, Paris, 1932
Literary ReferenceLes Masques
Summary
Design by Alec Shanks for the Tableau Cree in the revue, Les Masques, Folies Bergere, Paris, 1932
Collection
Accession Number
S.177-1999

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record createdDecember 6, 1999
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