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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.2986-2015

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Costume design by James Wade for 'Courtier' in Act I of a production of Princess Ida, at the Savoy Theatre, 1954.

Physical description

Costume design by James Wade for 'Courtier' in Act I of a production of Princess Ida, at the Savoy Theatre, 1954. The design is executed in watercolour and pencil and features a front and side view of two painted leather thigh boots in different tones of blue. Two pieces of fabric, one a fine deep green wool and the other a black silk have been secured to the design using sellotape.

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

'COURTIER ACT I'
Handwritten annotation in white paint in the top left hand corner of the design

'PAINTED LEATHER/THIGH BOOTS/COLOUR TO TIE IN WITH THE/COLOUR IN THE REST OF COSTUME'
Handwritten annotation in white paint bottom left hand side of the design

'Mr. Cooke'
Handwritten annotation in blue ink, top left hand corner.

Dimensions

Height: 38.1 cm, Width: 28.1 cm

Descriptive line

Costume design by James Wade for 'Courtier' in Act I of a production of Princess Ida, at the Savoy Theatre, 1954

Materials

Watercolour; Pencil; Ink; Paper; Sellotape

Techniques

Painting; Drawing

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Designs; Theatre

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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