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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, watercolour, paper collage, black & white crayon, gold paint, and black marker pen on paper.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lez Brotherston

  • Museum number:

    S.261-2002

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Costume design probably for a Princess or a Court Lady. The design depicts a three quarter length female figure wearing Chinese style Imperial robes. The costume consists of a scarlet tunic with decorative collar, decorated with embroidered Chinese patterns and symbols, worn over a blue under tunic with "hoof" cuffs. The figure also wears a hat and a jade necklace. To the right of the figure is a pencil drawing of the costume, and two magazine or photocopied images glued to the design showing Chinese Imperial robes. Unsigned by the artist.

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, watercolour, paper collage, black & white crayon, gold paint, and black marker pen on paper.

Marks and inscriptions

' over robe / under robe / chiffon trousers '
Textual information; Upper right hand side; handwriting; pencil; Brotherston, Lez

Dimensions

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 Princess or a Court Lady in the projected ballet "Aladdin", Scottish Ballet ca. 1999.

Production Note

Reason For Production: Commission

Materials

Pencil; Ink; Paper; Crayon; Watercolour; Paint

Techniques

Painted, Drawn; Collage

Subjects depicted

Costume design; Ballet; Princesses; Courtiers

Categories

Scotland

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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