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Costume design

Costume design

  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom (drawn)

  • Date:

    ca. 1999 (Painted, drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Brotherston, Lez, born 1961 (costume designers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, pen & ink, ink, watercolour, gold ink, and black & white crayon on paper.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lez Brotherston

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Costume design possibly for a Court Official. The design depicts a full length male figure wearing an Chinese Imperial style costume. The costume consists of a dark blue robe with "hoof" cuffs and gold patterns on the breast and upper arms, fastened at the waist with a gold and blue belt, and a wide decorative collar. The figure also wears a high brimmed black Chinese hat with a red plume. Unsigned by the artist.

Place of Origin

United Kingdom (drawn)


ca. 1999 (Painted, drawn)


Brotherston, Lez, born 1961 (costume designers)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, pen & ink, ink, watercolour, gold ink, and black & white crayon on paper.


Height: 356 mm, Width: 456 mm

Object history note

This costume design by Lez Brotherston is part of an extensive collection of designs donated to the Theatre Museum by the artist in 2002. The design was executed for a projected production of the ballet "Aladdin" by Scottish Ballet ca. 1999. The ballet was eventually produced by Scottish Ballet with choreography by Robert Cohan at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre, December 20th 2000. The designer for this production was Colin Falconer.

Descriptive line

Costume design by Lez Brotherston possibly for a Court Official in the projected ballet "Aladdin", Scottish Ballet ca. 1999.

Production Note

Reason For Production: Commission


Pencil; Ink; Watercolour; Crayon; Paper


Painted, Drawn

Subjects depicted

Costume design; Courtiers; Ballet



Production Type



Theatre and Performance Collection

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