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Theatre design
  • Theatre design
    Piper, John, born 1903 - died 1992
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Theatre design

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1951 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Piper, John, born 1903 - died 1992 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Drawing in Indian ink, gouache and coloured chalks

  • Museum number:

    E.6-1952

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case DT, shelf 38

Physical description

Design for a drop-curtain with a burning town in the distance. In the foreground are two knights, one approaching from the right on horseback. The drawing has been corrected on a separate sheet of paper attached to the original sheet.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

ca. 1951 (made)

Artist/maker

Piper, John, born 1903 - died 1992 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Drawing in Indian ink, gouache and coloured chalks

Dimensions

Height: 34.3 cm, Width: 54 cm

Descriptive line

Design by John Piper for a drop-curtain for a production of Monteverdi’s opera Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, produced by the English Opera Group at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, 1951.

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.

Materials

Ink; Gouache; Chalk

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Curtain; Knights; Stage

Categories

Designs; Theatre

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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