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Set design - Anthony Holland design
  • Anthony Holland design
    Holland, Anthony, born 1912 - died 2001
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Anthony Holland design

  • Object:

    Set design

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (drawn)

  • Date:

    1933 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Holland, Anthony, born 1912 - died 2001 (costume designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, Gouache, and Gold Paint, on Paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Anthony Holland

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Set design for Act II (Hannibal's Headquarters in a Temple, about a mile East of Rome) of "The Road to Rome". The scene, predominately painted in purple, depicts the interior of a Roman temple with five grey columns. The interior ceiling and walls are draped with purple fabric or curtains. One of the curtains is pulled back to reveal a mountain landscape in the distance. The interior is furnished with a bed; table; chair; and incense burners.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (drawn)


1933 (painted)


Holland, Anthony, born 1912 - died 2001 (costume designer)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, Gouache, and Gold Paint, on Paper

Marks and inscriptions

' Setting for Act 2 of "The Road to Rome" Anthony Holland / By R.E. Sherwood Liverpool Repertory Theatre / September 1933'
Signature and title; On the mount; handwriting; paint


Height: 282 mm, Width: 379 mm, Height: 337 mm Mount, Width: 506 mm Mount, Width: 454 mm Back board, Height: 302 mm Back board

Object history note

This Set design by Anthony Holland is part of an extensive collection of designs donated to the Theatre Museum by the artist in 1996. The design was executed for a production of Robert Emmet Sherwood's play "The Road to Rome", Liverpool Repertory Theatre, 1933. The play was produced by William Armstrong.

Historical significance: These designs mark Anthony Holland's debut as a stage designer in the professional theatre.

Descriptive line

Set design by Anthony Holland for Act II of The Road to Rome, Liverpool Repertory Theatre, 1933


Paper; Pencil; Gouache; Paint


Drawing (image-making); Painting

Subjects depicted

Set design; Plays


Entertainment & Leisure; Theatre; Designs

Production Type



Theatre and Performance Collection

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