Costume Design

ca. 1999 (Painted, drawn)
Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Pencil, pen & ink, ink, watercolour, gold ink, and black & white crayon on paper.
Brief Description
Costume design by Lez Brotherston possibly for a Court Official in the projected ballet "Aladdin", Scottish Ballet ca. 1999.
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 356mm
  • Width: 456mm
Production typeUnique
Credit line
Given by Lez Brotherston
Object history
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.
Production
Reason For Production: Commission
Subjects depicted
Associations
Literary ReferenceAladdin
Collection
Accession Number
S.253-2002

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record createdNovember 25, 2002
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