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Design
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    Polunin, Vladimir Yakovlevich, born 1880 - died 1957
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Design

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (designed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1920s (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Body-colours on specially prepared fine canvas

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Paul Maze

  • Museum number:

    E.77-1928

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2C, shelf DR81, box SS26

Physical description

Design for a drop-curtain sketched in body-colours on specially prepared fine canvas.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (designed)

Date

ca. 1920s (designed)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Body-colours on specially prepared fine canvas

Marks and inscriptions

'V. Polunin'
Signed

Dimensions

Height: 53 cm, Length: 67 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

Drawing by Vladimir Polunin, design for the drop-curtain for the ballet Ship Ahoy, body-colours on specially prepared fine canvas, Great Britain, ca. 1920s

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

Salmina-Haskell, L., Catalogue of Russian Drawings, London: V & A, 1972, p. 45, cat. 174.
Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1928. London: HMSO, 1929

Materials

Bodycolour; Canvas

Subjects depicted

Drop-curtain

Categories

Designs; Drawings; Theatre

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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