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Design for a theatre prop

Design for a theatre prop

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1830-50 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Grieve Family (artists)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    pen and ink, watercolour, and tempera, with gold.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

One of a large collection of assorted designs for the theatre

Place of Origin

London (made)


1830-50 (made)


Grieve Family (artists)

Materials and Techniques

pen and ink, watercolour, and tempera, with gold.

Descriptive line

Grieve Family. One of eight various designs for properties, comprising small pavilion, tables (3), couches (2), chair and urn used in the production of "The Winter's Tale." Some of these were also used for "The Prodigal Son." One of a large group of designs for theatre scenery, backcloths, etc. made in London between 1830-50.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1927, London: Board of Education, 1928.


Tempera; Pen and ink and watercolour; Gold paint


Tempera; Watercolour painting; Drawing


Theatre; Designs; Entertainment & Leisure; Shakespeare


Theatre and Performance Collection

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