Costume Design

late 19th century (made)
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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Theatre & Performance, Room 105
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Place Of Origin

Carrot in orange pink shaded brown with face half way up left hand side, the foliage forming a long green skirt from the lower edge of which protrude green feet. To the right is a stylised shadow. Pen and ink and watercolour over pencil. Signed and annotated


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Pen and ink and watercolour over pencil on card
Brief Description
Costume design by P Croce for a Carrot in the ballet in Amor, late 19th century.
Physical Description
Carrot in orange pink shaded brown with face half way up left hand side, the foliage forming a long green skirt from the lower edge of which protrude green feet. To the right is a stylised shadow. Pen and ink and watercolour over pencil. Signed and annotated
Dimensions
  • Height: 75cm
  • Width: 49.8cm
Production typeUnique
Marks and Inscriptions
  • '4. Ragazzi' (Textual information; Italian; Upper left hand corner; Handwriting; Pen and ink; Unknown)
  • 'P. Croce' (Signature; Lower right hand side; Handwriting; Watercolour)
  • 'Amor / costume del / Ballo' (Textual information; Italian; Reverse top edge; Handwriting; Pen and ink; Unknown)
Credit line
Cyril W Beaumont Bequest
Object history
This costume was designed for the ballet Amor, and may relate to the ballet with choreography by Luigi Manzotti premiered at La Scala, Milan, in 1886. The design came to the Museum as part of the Cyril Beaumont Bequest and was proably acquired by him as possible illustration in his various publications on ballet design. Four of the designs (S.232-2000; S.234-2000; S.235-2000; S.354-2001) from the group of ten in the collection were reproduced in Beaumont's Five Centuries of Ballet Design, published by The Studio Ltd., London, nd.



Historical significance: An example of a costume in the shape of a vegetable from one of the large spectacular realistic productions which characterised Italian ballet in the late 19th century.
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
S.231-2000

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record createdDecember 20, 2000
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