Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Drawing of the Day: Costume Design for 'Babes in the Wood,' 1907

Costume Design
Attilio Comelli
The Victoria & Albert Museum

Here we see a costume design by Attilio Comelli for the character of the Jester in the 1907-1908 play 
Babes in the Wood which ran at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.  This production featured characters from the legend of Robin Hood.

In this production, the Jester was played by a woman, so, the drawing for the costume design depicts a female figure wearing a red, orange and purple jester's outfit.

The drawing was finished in 1907 prior to the debut of the production.

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