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Oil painting - Interior of the Old Vic
  • Interior of the Old Vic
    Messel, Oliver Hilary Sambourne, born 1904 - died 1978
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Interior of the Old Vic

  • Object:

    Oil painting

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (painted)

  • Date:

    1938 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Messel, Oliver Hilary Sambourne, born 1904 - died 1978 (painter)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oil on canvas

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the British Theatre Museum Association

  • Museum number:

    S.85-1986

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (painted)

Date

1938 (painted)

Artist/maker

Messel, Oliver Hilary Sambourne, born 1904 - died 1978 (painter)

Materials and Techniques

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

Height: 53.9 cm, Width: 76.4 cm

Object history note

This painting was presented to the British Theatre Museum Association by Cecil Madden in January 1963.

Descriptive line

Oil painting, Interior of the Old Vic, painted by Oliver Hilary Sambourne Messel, 1938

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Ashton, Geoffrey. Catalogue of Paintings at the Theatre Museum, London. ed. James Fowler, London : Victoria and Albert Museum, 1992. 224p. ill. ISBN 1851771026

Materials

Oil; Paint

Techniques

Oil painting

Subjects depicted

Theatre

Categories

Paintings

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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