Costume Design

Costume Design
ca. 1980 (Painted, Drawn)
Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Costume design for "Gladiator", possibly a character in a male strip show. The design depicts a nearly nude full length male figure on a grey background, carrying a gold shield on his left arm and holding a sword in his right hand. The figure wears a white jock strap and a wide white belt decorated with gold patterns; articulated gold armour on his right arm; and a large gladiator's helmet on his head. A pair of white shin shields are worn on his shins, and a pair of gold sandals are worn on his feet.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Pencil, Gouache, and White, Black & Gold Paint, on Paper
Brief Description
Costume design by Anthony Holland for "Gladiator", possibly a character in a male strip show, ca.1980.
Physical Description
Costume design for "Gladiator", possibly a character in a male strip show. The design depicts a nearly nude full length male figure on a grey background, carrying a gold shield on his left arm and holding a sword in his right hand. The figure wears a white jock strap and a wide white belt decorated with gold patterns; articulated gold armour on his right arm; and a large gladiator's helmet on his head. A pair of white shin shields are worn on his shins, and a pair of gold sandals are worn on his feet.
Dimensions
  • Height: 379mm
  • Width: 279mm
Production typeUnique
Marks and Inscriptions
  • ' ANTHONY HOLLAND ' (Signature; Lower right hand corner of the design; handwriting; pencil)
  • ' GLADIATOR ' (Textual information; Upper right hand corner; handwriting; pencil)
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
Collection
Accession Number
S.344-2001

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record createdMay 22, 2001
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