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Costume design
  • Costume design
    Furse, Roger Kemble, born 1903 - died 1972
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Costume design

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (Drawn)

  • Date:

    1939 (Drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Furse, Roger Kemble, born 1903 - died 1972 (Costume designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil and watercolour on paper.

  • Credit Line:

    Cyril W Beaumont Bequest

  • Museum number:

    S.272-2000

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Full length figure in 18th century full skirted grey coat with double row of blue buttons from neck to hem, short open sleeves bound with blue ribbons, pink full sleeves bound above wrists with blue ribbon creating a wrist frill, white high bow cravat edged yellow green, black knee breeches with blue rosettes, pink stockings and black shoes with blue rosettes. The yellow hair is long to the back and curled. Extensively annotated. Pencil and watercolour on paper.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (Drawn)

Date

1939 (Drawn)

Artist/maker

Furse, Roger Kemble, born 1903 - died 1972 (Costume designer)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil and watercolour on paper.

Marks and inscriptions

'7 pages'
Textual information; Upper right corner; Handwriting; Pencil

'RF'
Signature; Lower right centre; Handwriting; Pencil

Extensive annotations to costumier
Textual information; Down right hand side and notes around design; Handwriting; Pencil

Dimensions

Height: 379 mm, Width: 279 mm

Object history note

The costume was designed by Roger Furse for 7 Pages in Grand Fete de Ballet, arranged by Ninette de Valois for the RAD Production Club, at the Royal Academy of Dancing Ball Grosvenor House on 8 June 1939 and subsequently given in a revised version at the Westminster Theatre on 18 July 1939.
The design came to the Museum as part of the Cyril Beaumont Bequest and was probably acquired by him as a possible illustration for his various publications on design and dance.

Descriptive line

Costume design by Roger Furse for Seven Pages in Grand Fete de Ballet, arranged by Ninette de Valois for the RAD Production Club, at the Royal Academy of Dancing Ball Grosvenor House on 8 June 1939.

Materials

Pencil; Watercolour; Paper

Techniques

Drawing (image-making)

Subjects depicted

Costume

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Dance; Designs

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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