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Design for the drop-curtain for the ballet Ship Ahoy

  • Object:

    Design for a drop curtain

  • Date:

    ca. 1920s (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Polunin, Vladimir Yakovlevich, born 1880 - died 1957 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    body-colours

  • Museum number:

    E.1003-1927

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case DT, shelf 31, box B

Physical description

Design for a drop-curtain sketched in body-colours.

Date

ca. 1920s (designed)

Artist/maker

Polunin, Vladimir Yakovlevich, born 1880 - died 1957 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

body-colours

Dimensions

Height: 13 cm, Length: 30 cm

Object history note

James Laver wrote of this design: 'It is unfortunate that this [Polunin's] maquette for Ship Ahoy here reproduced was never used, for the ballet was, for various reasons, abandoned without ever being offered to the public...'

Descriptive line

Design for the drop-curtain for the ballet Ship Ahoy by Vladimir Polunin; ca. 1920s.

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

Salmina-Haskell, L., Catalogue of Russian Drawings, London: V & A, 1972, p. 45, cat. 173.
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1927, London: Board of Education, 1928.

Materials

Bodycolour

Techniques

Watercolour drawing

Subjects depicted

Drop-curtain

Categories

Designs; Drawings; Theatre; Boats and ships; Dance

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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