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Costume design

Costume design

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)
    Great Britain (Painted, Drawn)

  • Date:

    1945 (Painted, drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Meiklejohn, Maise Dele, born 1907 (costume designers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, gouache, ink, and black paint on paper.

  • Museum number:

    S.215-2002

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Costume design for Olga Lindo as Rose Ponting in Act III. The design depicts a full length female figure wearing an "Edwardian half mourning" style costume. The costume consists of a violet and mauve striped dress worn under a grey high collared cape edged with black frills at the hem and neck. The figure also wears a hat decorated with bird wings and veil, and black shoes & gloves. She carries a handbag on her right wrist, and a parasol in her left hand.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)
Great Britain (Painted, Drawn)

Date

1945 (Painted, drawn)

Artist/maker

Meiklejohn, Maise Dele, born 1907 (costume designers)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, gouache, ink, and black paint on paper.

Marks and inscriptions

' Rose Act III - premeditated 1/2 mourning '
Textual information; Upper right hand corner.; handwriting; pencil; Meiklejohn

' Olga Lindo '
Textual information; Centre upper edge; handwriting; pencil; Meiklejohn

Dimensions

Height: 376 mm, Width: 263 mm, Height: 384 mm paper backing, Width: 268 mm paper backing

Object history note

This costume design by Maise Meiklejohn is part of an extensive collection of designs by the artist purchased by the Theatre Museum in 1990. The design was executed for a production of Arthur Wing Pinero's play "The Thunderbolt" performed at the Arts Theatre, September 16th 1945. The play was produced by Peter Streuli, and the cast included Mark Dignam as James Mortimore, and Chris Castor as Ann Mortimore.

Descriptive line

Costume design by Maise Meiklejohn for Olga Lindo as Rose Ponting in Act III of "The Thunderbolt", Arts Theatre, September 16th 1945.

Production Note

Reason For Production: Commission

Materials

Paper; Gouache; Paint; Pencil; Ink

Techniques

Painted, drawn

Subjects depicted

Costume design; Plays; Mourning

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Theatre; Designs

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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