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Drawing

Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1963 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Boyd, Arthur, born 1920 - died 1999 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Indian ink, gouache and gold paint

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased from the funds of the Gabrielle Enthoven Bequest

  • Museum number:

    E.992-1963

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2C, shelf DR82, box SS25

Physical description

Design for the costume of Clytemnestra.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

ca.1963 (made)

Artist/maker

Boyd, Arthur, born 1920 - died 1999 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Indian ink, gouache and gold paint

Marks and inscriptions

'Arthur Boyd'
Signed in pencil

Inscribed with name of ballet

Dimensions

Height: 63.5 cm, Width: 50.8 cm

Historical context note

The ballet Elektra was first produced by the Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden on 26 March 1963, with choreography by Robert Helpmann and music by Malcolm Arnold.

Descriptive line

Design (one of two) for the costume of Clytemnestra in the ballet 'Elektra', produced by the Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 26 March 1963. Drawing in indian ink, gouache and gold paint by Arthur Boyd.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1963 . London: HMSO, 1964.

Materials

Indian ink; Gouache; Gold paint

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Costume

Categories

Drawings; Designs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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