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Costume - The Prisoner of Zenda
  • The Prisoner of Zenda
    Dryden, Ernst, born 1883 - died 1938
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The Prisoner of Zenda

  • Object:

    Costume

  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    1937 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Dryden, Ernst, born 1883 - died 1938 (designers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stitching, quilting

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the British Film Institute

  • Museum number:

    S.1657-2015

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Costume worn by Doulas Fairbanks Jr. as Rupert of Hentzau in The Prisoner of Zenda, designed by Ernest Dryden, 1937.

The British Film Institute (BFI) acquired its costume collection for display at the Museum of the Moving Image, which existed on the South Bank in London between 1988 and 1999. The collection is made up of British, European, American and Chinese films and covers the period from the silent film era to the mid-1990s. It contains a wealth of historic and significant film costumes worn by major performers and designed by some of the 20th century’s most important film costume designers. The collection was transferred to the V&A in 2015.

Physical description

Long red robe with a yellow quilted lining folded back into lapels at the front and yellow frogging.

Place of Origin

United States (made)

Date

1937 (made)

Artist/maker

Dryden, Ernst, born 1883 - died 1938 (designers)

Materials and Techniques

Stitching, quilting

Dimensions

Height: 158 cm approximate, Width: 52 cm approximate

Descriptive line

Costume worn by Doulas Fairbanks Jr. as Rupert of Hentzau in The Prisoner of Zenda, designed by Ernest Dryden, 1937

Materials

Cloth; Braid

Techniques

Stitching; Quilting

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Film and Cinema; Costumes

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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