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Costume design

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (drawn)

  • Date:

    1985 (Painted, drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Brotherston, Lez, born 1961 (costume designers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, pen & ink, watercolour, and gold & silver paint, on paper.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lez Brotherston

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Costume design for Anne-Marie Hetherington as Queen Alpise. The design depicts two full length female figures wearing late 17th century style costumes. The figure on the left wears a tight fitting, off the shoulder black bodice with long sleeves ending in trailing ruffles; and a black overskirt decorated with gold patterns, which is centre parted, gathered at the back, and worn over a long black underskirt. The figure on the right shows a back view of this costume. Unsigned by the artist.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (drawn)


1985 (Painted, drawn)


Brotherston, Lez, born 1961 (costume designers)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, pen & ink, watercolour, and gold & silver paint, on paper.

Marks and inscriptions

' The Queen Alpise '
Textual information; Lower left hand side; handwriting; pencil; Brotherston, Lez

' Les Boreades - Rameau - Royal Academy of Music '
Textual information; Vertically on the left hand side of the design.; handwriting; pencil; Brotherston, Lez


Height: 254 mm, Width: 356 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 the British stage premiere of Rameau' opera "Les Boreades" performed by the Royal Academy of Music on November 21st 1985. The production was directed by Stephen Lawless and conducted by Roger Norrington.

Descriptive line

Costume design by Lez Brotherston for Anne-Marie Hetherington as Queen Alpise in the opera "Les Boreades", Royal Academy of Music, London, November 21st 1985.

Production Note

Reason For Production: Commission


Pencil; Ink; Paper; Watercolour; Paint


Painted, Drawn

Subjects depicted

Costume design; Queens (people); Opera (discipline)


Entertainment & Leisure; Opera; Designs

Production Type



Theatre and Performance Collection

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