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Drawing - Grimaldi

Grimaldi

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    London, England (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1830 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Ink on paper, printed, drawn.

  • Credit Line:

    Gabrielle Enthoven Collection

  • Museum number:

    S.758-2013

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Hand cut stencil on cream, ribbed paper, with handwritten caption reading 'Grimaldi', probably the English actor, comedian and dancer Joseph Grimaldi (1778 – 1837), ca.1830.

The stencil shows a head and shoulders outline of Grimaldi in the make up and costume he wore when appearing as the Clown, 'Joey'. Grimaldi originally created this role when appearing in the Easter Pantomime at Sadler's Wells Theatre, London in the early 1800s.

Physical description

Hand cut stencil on cream, ribbed paper, with handwritten caption reading 'Grimaldi'. The stencil shows a head and shoulders outline of Grimaldi in the make up and costume he wore when appearing as the Clown, 'Joey'.

Place of Origin

London, England (made)

Date

ca.1830 (painted)

Artist/maker

Unknown (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Ink on paper, printed, drawn.

Marks and inscriptions

Grimaldi
Cedric/Whyte, 1927

Dimensions

Height: 14.9 cm, Width: 14.2 cm

Object history note

The stencil was originally found in a scrapbook which contained cuttings from the 1830s.

Descriptive line

Hand cut stencil on cream, ribbed paper, with handwritten caption reading 'Grimaldi', probably the English actor, comedian and dancer Joseph Grimaldi (1778 – 1837), ca.1830

Materials

Paper; Ink

Techniques

Drawing (image making); Stencil

Subjects depicted

Grimaldi, Joseph

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Illustration

Collection code

T&P

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