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Twelfth Night

Costume Design
ca. 1926 (drawn)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Costume design by Gladys Calthrop for the character of Maria, for a production of Twelfth Night at the Civic Repertory Theatre in New York, 1926.

Gladys Calthrop (1894-1980) was an English set and costume designer. Born Gladys Treeby in Devon, Calthrop married, and later separated from, Everard E. Calthrop. She met Noel Coward in Italy during 1921, they subsequently became friends and worked together on many plays. Their first collaboration was on The Vortex in 1924 for which Calthrop designed both sets and costumes. She also designed the set and costumes for several other productions, other than Coward's plays, including Shakespeare's plays. She worked in both London and New York.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Watercolour over pencil drawing
Brief Description
Costume design by Gladys Calthrop for the character of Maria, for a production of Twelfth Night at the Civic Repertory Theatre in New York, 1926, Gladys Calthrop Design Collection.
Physical Description
Design shows full-length portrait of Maria, wearing an orange dress with white and grey detail. Design is drawn on paper and backed on card.
Dimensions
  • Height: 50.8cm
  • Width: 35.5cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'Twelfth Night / Maria / (Josephine Hutchinson)' (Handwritten in pencil recto, top right.)
  • '[...] Calthrop' (Artists' signature handwritten in pencil recto, bottom right.)
Credit line
Bequeathed by Gladys Calthrop
Literary ReferenceTwelfth Night
Summary
Costume design by Gladys Calthrop for the character of Maria, for a production of Twelfth Night at the Civic Repertory Theatre in New York, 1926.



Gladys Calthrop (1894-1980) was an English set and costume designer. Born Gladys Treeby in Devon, Calthrop married, and later separated from, Everard E. Calthrop. She met Noel Coward in Italy during 1921, they subsequently became friends and worked together on many plays. Their first collaboration was on The Vortex in 1924 for which Calthrop designed both sets and costumes. She also designed the set and costumes for several other productions, other than Coward's plays, including Shakespeare's plays. She worked in both London and New York.
Other Number
THM/52 - Archive number
Collection
Accession Number
S.206-2012

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record createdMay 16, 2012
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