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Costume design

Costume design

  • Place of origin:

    Maastricht (drawn)

  • Date:

    1995 (Painted, drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Brotherston, Lez, born 1961 (costume designers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, pen & ink, crayon, and watercolour, on paper.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lez Brotherston

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Costume design for a Caterpillar. The design depicts a full length female figure wearing a stylised costume representing a caterpillar. The costume consists of a floor length ridged dress with a green front and red back, green gloves, and red skull cap with chin strap . The figure holds a walking stick in her right hand, and a small shopping basket on wheels in her left hand. Unsigned by the artist.

Place of Origin

Maastricht (drawn)


1995 (Painted, drawn)


Brotherston, Lez, born 1961 (costume designers)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, pen & ink, crayon, and watercolour, on paper.

Marks and inscriptions

Textual information; Vertically along the left hand side; handwriting; Crayon; Brotherston, Lez

' Catarpillar ' (sic)
Textual information; Upper left hand corner; handwriting; pencil; Brotherston, Lez


Height: 306 mm, Width: 405 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 production of Leos Janacek's opera "The Cunning Little Vixen" performed by Opera Zuid at the Theater aan het Vrijthof, Maastricht, on January 21st 1995. The production was directed by Aidan Lang, conducted by Julian Reynolds, choreographed by Andrew George, and lit by John Bishop. The cast included Anne Dawson as the Vixen.

Descriptive line

Costume design by Lez Brotherston for a Caterpillar in the opera "The Cunning Little Vixen", Opera Zuid, Theater aan het Vrijthof, Maastricht, January 21st 1995.

Production Note

Reason For Production: Commission


Pencil; Ink; Paper; Watercolour; Crayon


Painted, Drawn

Subjects depicted

Costume design; Operas; Caterpillars


Entertainment & Leisure; Opera; Designs

Production Type



Theatre and Performance Collection

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