Not currently on display at the V&A

Interior of the Old Vic

Oil Painting
1938 (painted)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Painted from the back of the dress circle looking towards the stage, view framed by two supporting pillars and the fringed edge to the balcony top. Light rays from either side directed at stage, batten of seven lights hanging in front of the proscenium arch. On stage right a column and base, interdeterminate urban scene framed by quantities of dark red drapery. Overall pinkish tonality.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Oil on canvas
Brief Description
Oil painting, Interior of the Old Vic, painted by Oliver Hilary Sambourne Messel, 1938
Physical Description
Painted from the back of the dress circle looking towards the stage, view framed by two supporting pillars and the fringed edge to the balcony top. Light rays from either side directed at stage, batten of seven lights hanging in front of the proscenium arch. On stage right a column and base, interdeterminate urban scene framed by quantities of dark red drapery. Overall pinkish tonality.
Dimensions
  • Height: 53.9cm
  • Width: 76.4cm
Credit line
Given by the British Theatre Museum Association
Object history
This painting was presented to the British Theatre Museum Association by Cecil Madden in January 1963.
Subject depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Ashton, Geoffrey. Catalogue of Paintings at the Theatre Museum, London. ed. James Fowler, London : Victoria and Albert Museum, 1992. 224p. ill. ISBN 1851771026
Other Number
1963/W/3 - BTMA accession number
Collection
Accession Number
S.85-1986

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record createdJune 7, 2007
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