Costume Design

Costume Design
1981 (made)
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Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Costume design in the form of a greetings card for an Ethiopian Trumpeter in "Aida". The design depicts the back view of full length male nude wielding a large gold trumpet in his outstretched left arm. The figure wears large gold bangles on his arms and legs; an elaborate gold Egyptian style head-dress and necklace; and a gold G-string decorated with strings of gold beads. The figure's nipple has been painted gold.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Pencil, Pen & Ink, Gouache, and White, Black & Gold Paint, on Paper
Brief Description
Possible projected costume design in the form of a greetings card by Anthony Holland for an Ethiopian Trumpeter in "Aida", 1981.
Physical Description
Costume design in the form of a greetings card for an Ethiopian Trumpeter in "Aida". The design depicts the back view of full length male nude wielding a large gold trumpet in his outstretched left arm. The figure wears large gold bangles on his arms and legs; an elaborate gold Egyptian style head-dress and necklace; and a gold G-string decorated with strings of gold beads. The figure's nipple has been painted gold.
Dimensions
  • Height: 300mm
  • Width: 419mm
Production typeUnique
Marks and Inscriptions
  • ' "AIDA" - ETHIOPIAN TRUMPETERS ' (Textual information; Across the top of the design; handwriting; ink)
  • ' MAY 30 1981 / VEN / MANY HAPPY RETURNS / FROM / AMNERIS ' (Textual information; On reverse; handwriting; ink)
Credit line
Given by Mr Patrick C.L. Lau
Object history
This costume design by Anthony Holland was donated to the Theatre Museum by Patrick Lau after the death of the artist in 2001. The design complements a large collection of theatre designs given to the Theatre Museum by the artist in 1996.
Subjects depicted
Association
Literary ReferenceAida
Collection
Accession Number
S.340-2001

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record createdMay 21, 2001
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