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Costume design

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, and watercolour on paper.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lez Brotherston

  • Museum number:

    S.264-2002

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Costume design for the Chorus. The design depicts a full length male and female figure wearing late 17th century style costumes. The male figure on the left hand side wears a grey frock coat, black knee breeches, black waistcoat, and a long white & black striped sash tied around his waist. The female figure on the right wears a black bodice and overskirt, worn over a grey underskirt and sleeves. Unsigned by the artist. On the reverse is painted an unidentified female figure wearing a black face mask and a late 17th century style costume.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (drawn)

Date

1985 (Painted, drawn)

Artist/maker

Brotherston, Lez, born 1961 (costume designers)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, pen & ink, and watercolour on paper.

Marks and inscriptions

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

' Sketch for chorus - not a coloured drawing '
Textual information; Lower left hand side of the design.; handwriting; pencil; Brotherston, Lez

Dimensions

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 the Chorus in the opera "Les Boreades", Royal Academy of Music, London, November 21st 1985.

Production Note

Reason For Production: Commission

Materials

Pencil; Ink; Paper; Watercolour

Techniques

Painted, Drawn

Subjects depicted

Costume design; Opera (discipline)

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Opera; Designs

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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