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Costume design

  • Place of origin:

    London (Painted, Drawn)

  • Date:

    1973 (Painted, Drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, Gouache, and White & Gold Paint, on Paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Anthony Holland

  • Museum number:

    S.674-2000

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Costume design for Sandra Dugdale as Suzanne in Act II & III of "Robinson Crusoe". The design depicts a full length female figure with arms outstretched. The figure wears a late 18th century style costume consisting of a tight fitting blue jacket worn over a full pale blue skirt. The figure wears blue shoes; and a straw bonnet with blue ribbons over an elaborate and wide hairstyle which has been frizzed outwards at the sides. Grey paint has been applied around the figure.

Place of Origin

London (Painted, Drawn)

Date

1973 (Painted, Drawn)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, Gouache, and White & Gold Paint, on Paper

Marks and inscriptions

' Robinson Crusoe / Opera Rara Suzanne Acts 2+3 / 1973 (Sandra Dugdale) '
Textual information; Across the top of the design; handwriting; pencil

' Anthony Holland '
Signature; Lower right hand corner; handwriting; pencil

' Straw / Jacket Worn Over / Act 1 Dress Showing / Sleeves '
Textual information; Along the left hand side of the figure; handwriting; pencil

Dimensions

Height: 380 mm, Width: 278 mm

Object history note

This Costume 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 Opera Rara's production of Offenbach's operetta "Robinson Crusoe" at the Collegiate (now Bloomsbury) Theatre, March 7th, 1973. The operetta was translated by Don White, and the production was directed by William Chappell. The production was subsequently revived by the London Opera Centre at Sadler's Wells in April 1974, and July 1976.

Descriptive line

Costume design by Anthony Holland for Sandra Dugdale as Suzanne in Act II & III of Robinson Crusoe, Collegiate Theatre, 1973

Materials

Paper; Pencil; Gouache; Paint

Techniques

Drawing (image-making); Painted

Subjects depicted

Opera; Costume design

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Opera; Designs

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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