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Design for the costume of a townswoman in Verdi's Otello

  • Object:

    Theatre costume design

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1915 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Polunin, Elisabeth, born 1875 - died 1950 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Body-colours over charcoal

  • Museum number:

    E.916-1927

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case DT, shelf 105

Physical description

Design for a female costume drawn in body-colours over charcoal.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

1915 (designed)

Artist/maker

Polunin, Elisabeth, born 1875 - died 1950 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Body-colours over charcoal

Marks and inscriptions

Elisabeth Polunin
signed

Dimensions

Height: 47 cm, Length: 30 cm

Object history note

This was a costume design for the same production for which Vladimir Polunin designed the sets. Otello was produced by Sir Thomas Beecham's Opera Company in Manchester and London in 1915.

Descriptive line

Design for the costume of a townswoman in Verdi's Otello by Elisabeth Polunin; 1915.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Salmina-Haskell, L., Catalogue of Russian Drawings, London: V & A, 1972, p. 45, cat. 177.
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1927, London: Board of Education, 1928.

Materials

Bodycolour; Charcoal

Techniques

Watercolour drawing

Subjects depicted

Woman; Costume

Categories

Designs; Drawings; Theatre

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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