Vivien Leigh as Blanche Dubois in A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

Painting
1950 (made)
Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker



object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Oil on canvas
Brief Description
Painting entitled "Vivien Leigh as Blanche Dubois in A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams" by Alfred Kingsley Lawrence, 1950.
Dimensions
  • Height: 102cm
  • Width: 91.7cm
Gallery Label
Vivien Leigh as Blanche Dubois in A Streetcar Named Desire 1950 Vivien Leigh (1913-1967) first played the role of Blanche Dubois in the 1949 stage production of A Streetcar Named Desire at the Aldwych Theatre, London. Her success in the part persuaded Elia Kazan to cast her as Blanche in his 1951 film version. This painting belonged to Vivien and hung on the sitting room wall of her East Sussex home Tickerage Mill. Play by Tennessee Williams, 1947 Aldwych Theatre, London Oil on canvas By Alfred Kingsley Lawrence (1893-1975) Given by the British Theatre Museum Association Museum no. S.92-1986 (17/12/2014)
Credit line
Given by the British Theatre Museum Association
Object history
Bequeathed to the British Theatre Museum Association by Vivien Leigh.
Subject depicted
Literary Reference<i>A Streetcar Named Desire</i>
Bibliographic Reference
Ashton, Geoffrey. Catalogue of Paintings at the Theatre Museum, London. ed. James Fowler, London : Victoria and Albert Museum, 1992. 224p. ill. ISBN 1851771026
Other Number
1968/A/8 - BTMA accession number
Collection
Accession Number
S.92-1986

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record createdNovember 12, 2003
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