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Theatre design - Back-cloth for 'Henry VIII'
  • Back-cloth for 'Henry VIII'
    Craven, Hawes, born 1837 - died 1910
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Back-cloth for 'Henry VIII'

  • Object:

    Theatre design

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1892 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Craven, Hawes, born 1837 - died 1910 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Distemper design

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by R. C. McCleery

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case DT, shelf 36, box A

Physical description

Distemper design for a back-cloth for 'Henry VIII'

Place of Origin

Britain (made)


1892 (made)


Craven, Hawes, born 1837 - died 1910 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Distemper design


Height: 15 in, Width: 23.625 in

Descriptive line

Distemper design by Hawes Craven for a back-cloth for 'Henry VIII', produced by Irving at the Lyceum, January 5th, 1892.

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.






Theatre; Shakespeare; Designs


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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