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Theatre costume
  • Theatre costume
    Walker, David, born 1934 - died 2008
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Theatre costume

  • Date:

    1977 (Made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Walker, David, born 1934 - died 2008 (Costume designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Plush, crepe lame, gold lame, net, various braids

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

  • Museum number:

    S.59-2003

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Tunic of mauve plush with low round neck and dagged lower edge and armholes. At centre front a gold face in relief surrounded with 'starburst' in gold lames, net and braids; beneath is a decorative arabesque in similar fabrics. The body is scattered with blue sequins and jewels. The neck and dags are edged with red and gold braids, the neck being accented with a bold gold cord plait. Attached at the armholes are loose sleeves of mauve lame, edged with a bold turquoise strip decorated with silver and gold flowers, edged with red and gold braid, the whole finishing in a gold fringe. The costume is lined with off white cotton and fastens down the back with hooks and eyes.

Date

1977 (Made)

Artist/maker

Walker, David, born 1934 - died 2008 (Costume designer)

Materials and Techniques

Plush, crepe lame, gold lame, net, various braids

Marks and inscriptions

"(printed) ROYAL OPERA HOUSE / PRODUCTION: (handwritten) SLEEPING / BEAUTY / (printed) ACT: (handwritten) PROLOGE (sic) (printed) SCENE: / Character (handwritten) 1 FAIRY CAVALIER / CRYSTAL FOUNTAIN / (printed) Name (handwritten) MR. DEANE / BROOMHEAD (crossed out) / SANS (crossed out) / (printed) COVENT GARDEN"
Label; Inside left back

Dimensions

Length: 68 cm Neck to hem, Width: 52 cm Across shoulders, Weight: 1 kg

Object history note

The costume was designed by David Walker for the Cavalier of the Fairy of the Crystal Fountain in Marius Petipa's ballet The Sleeping Beauty, for The Royal Ballet in 1977.
The costume was originally worn by Derek Deane and later by Phillip Broomhead and Bruce Sansom.

Descriptive line

Tunic for the Cavalier to the Fairy of the Crystal Fountain in the Prologue of Petipa's ballet The Sleeping Beauty, designed by David Walker, The Royal Ballet, 1977.

Materials

Plush; Crepe; Lame; Net (textile); Braid; Metal

Techniques

Machine stitching; Hand stitching

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Costumes; Dance

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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