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Theatre design - Robert and Elizabeth
  • Robert and Elizabeth
    Pride, Malcolm, born 1930 - died 2003
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Robert and Elizabeth

  • Object:

    Theatre design

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (designed)

  • Date:

    1964 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour, gouache and pencil on drawing board

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the estate of Malcolm Pride

  • Museum number:

    S.927-2015

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Design by Malcolm Pride for Singer 4 in Robert and Elizabeth, Lyric Theatre, 1964.

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 see 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

Watercolour, gouache and pencil design by Malcolm Pride for Singer 4 in Robert and Elizabeth, Lyric Theatre, 1964. The design features a female figure wearing a lemon coloured dress with white lace ruffles. She is also wearing a straw hat and holding a white parasol.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (designed)

Date

1964 (designed)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour, gouache and pencil on drawing board

Marks and inscriptions

Singer 4

173

Lemon roses

Natural straw hat
Faced lemon + covered white lace

Robert + Elizabeth
Italy

Act 2-8

Singer

Malcom Pride 1964
On front left in pencil

Giant lemon rose
at bossom
1 small pinch bud

Lace

Beverley Henderson
On front right in pencil

Dimensions

Height: 35 cm approx, Width: 25 cm

Descriptive line

Design by Malcolm Pride for Singer 4 in Robert and Elizabeth, Lyric Theatre, 1964

Materials

Pencil; Gouache; Watercolour; Drawing board

Techniques

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

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Prints; Theatre

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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