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Design for a backcloth

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1952 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lancaster, Osbert (Sir), born 1908 - died 1986 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Drawing in watercolour and gouache

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2C, shelf DR81, box SS26

Physical description

Design for a back-cloth.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)


1952 (made)


Lancaster, Osbert (Sir), born 1908 - died 1986 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Drawing in watercolour and gouache

Marks and inscriptions

'Scenes 1 & 3 Backcloth.'
Inscribed on the back:


Height: 48.6 cm, Width: 70.2 cm

Object history note

This drawing was No. 18 in an exhibition of drawings by the artist held at the Redfern Gallery, London, 5 to 28 June 1952.

Descriptive line

Design for the back-cloth in scenes 1 and 3 of the ballet Bonne Bouche, watercolour and gouache, by Osbert Lancaster, 1952.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1952. London: HMSO, 1963.


Watercolour; Gouache



Subjects depicted

Theatre; Scenery


Theatre; Dance; Designs; Drawings


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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