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Theatre design - Albert Herring
  • Albert Herring
    Pride, Malcolm, born 1930 - died 2003
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Albert Herring

  • Object:

    Theatre design

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (designed)

  • Date:

    1970 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil on paper.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the estate of Malcolm Pride

  • Museum number:

    S.354-2015

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Costume design by Malcolm Pride for accessories to be worn by Miss Wordsworth in Albert Herring,1970.

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

Costume design executed in pencil by Malcolm Pride created for accessories to be worn by Miss Wordsworth in Albert Herring,1970. It shows a series of designs for a number of pieces of jewellery, including a moonstone brooch and a gold fob watch, and also features a view of a gold chain bracelet, shown as worn, on her wrist, and a view of the brooch, as positioned at the centre front of her collar. Handwritten annotation detailing colours and materials has been added to the design in pencil.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (designed)

Date

1970 (designed)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Pencil on paper.

Marks and inscriptions

'MISS WORDSWORTH/Anne Pashley'
Handwritten annotation in pencil, base of design.

'Moonstone brooch in silver'
Handwritten annotation in pencil, upper right hand side of the design.

'gold fob/watch'
Handwritten annotation in pencil, right hand side of the design.

'Fine gold chain/bracelet/heart'
Handwritten annotation in penci, left hand side of the design.

Dimensions

Height: 25.3 cm, Width: 19.1 cm

Descriptive line

Costume design by Malcolm Pride for accessories to be worn by Miss Wordsworth in Albert Herring,1970

Materials

Paper; Pencil

Techniques

Drawing

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Designs; Opera

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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