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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, and watercolour, on paper.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lez Brotherston

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Costume design for Andrew Forbes as Boreas, God of the North Wind, and a Wind. The design depicts two full length male figure wearing late 17th century style costumes. The costumes consist of large white fur coats worn with black gloves and cravats. The figure depicting Boreas also wears a black tunic and breeches. 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, and watercolour, on paper.

Marks and inscriptions

' White Wig / off + wild. '
Textual information; Upper right hand corner; handwriting; pencil; Brotherston, Lez

' God of the North Wind and Winds '
Textual information; Lower left hand side; handwriting; pencil; Brotherston, Lez

' Les Boreades - 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 Andrew Forbes as Boreas, God of the North Winds, and a Wind in the opera "Les Boreades", Royal Academy of Music, London, November 21st 1985.

Production Note

Reason For Production: Commission


Pencil; Ink; Paper; Watercolour


Painted, Drawn

Subjects depicted

Costume design; Opera (discipline); Wind; Greek Gods


Entertainment & Leisure; Opera; Designs

Production Type



Theatre and Performance Collection

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