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Theatre design - Two Stars for Comfort
  • Two Stars for Comfort
    Pride, Malcolm, born 1930 - died 2003
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Two Stars for Comfort

  • Object:

    Theatre design

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (designed)

  • Date:

    1962 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Pride, Malcolm, born 1930 - died 2003 (designers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour, gouache and pencil on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the estate of Malcolm Pride

  • Museum number:

    S.210-2015

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Design by Malcolm Pride for Mrs. Arliss in Two Stars for Comfort, 1962.

Malcolm Pride (1930-2003) trained at the Old Vic School. His first major design commission was Volpone for the 1952 season at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon. He went on to design sets and costumes for theatre, ballet and opera productions, and his work was seen in London's West End, at Sadler's Wells and the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, and at the Edinburgh Festival. In 1973 he became Head of the Theatre Design Department at Wimbledon College of Art, a post which he held for 27 years.

Physical description

Gouache, watercolour and pencil on paper design for Mrs. Arliss in Two Stars for Comfort, 1962. The design features a woman in a pair of grey trousers, pink jumper and leopard print coat.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (designed)

Date

1962 (designed)

Artist/maker

Pride, Malcolm, born 1930 - died 2003 (designers)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour, gouache and pencil on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'soiled / and very / fake leopard coat / charm bracelet / MRS ARLISS / TWO STARS FOR COMFORT / 1962 / felted / and / shrunk / pink / jersey / poodle / brooch / OLD GREY Flannels / (husband's). / sling - back / wedge shoes'
On front side in pencil

Dimensions

Height: 35.2 cm, Width: 25 cm

Descriptive line

Design by Malcolm Pride for Mrs. Arliss in Two Stars for Comfort, 1962

Materials

Gouache; Watercolour; Pencil; Paper

Techniques

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

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Designs; Theatre

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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