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Costume design - Princess Ida

Princess Ida

  • Object:

    Costume design

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (designed)

  • Date:

    1954 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wade, James (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour and pencil on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dame Bridget D'Oyly Carte.
    The V&A wishes to acknowledge the generous support given by The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, which facilitated the cataloguing of the D’Oyly Carte Archive designs in 2015/16.

  • Museum number:

    S.2971-2015

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Costume design by James Wade for Princess Ida, unidentified character, Savoy Theatre, 1954.

Physical description

Costume design by James Wade for Princess Ida, unidentified character. The sketch features a series of three head and shoulder studies of a woman's head from different angles, recording details of her wig.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (designed)

Date

1954 (designed)

Artist/maker

Wade, James (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour and pencil on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Princess Ida (15)
Courtier Act I
Wig Detail
WHITE'
Handwritten annotation in pencil, top right hand corner

Dimensions

Height: 27.7 cm, Width: 19.2 cm

Descriptive line

Costume design by James Wade for Princess Ida, unidentified character, Savoy Theatre, 1954

Materials

Watercolour; Pencil; Paper

Techniques

Drawing; Painting

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Designs; Theatre

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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