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Collection C0031 - Theatrical scene and costume design collection.

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CA ACU SPC C0031

Title

Theatrical scene and costume design collection.

Date(s)

  • [ca. 1880s - 1980s] (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1614 paintings, drawings and prints.

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Scope and content

Collection consists of scene and costume design for operas, operettas, stage plays, films, revues and ballets, as well as for many unidentified productions. Many designs are undated. Design media include watercolour, gouache, pencil, charcoal and tempera. Designers represented include Percy Anderson (1851-1928), Georges Barbier (1882-1932), Alexandre Benois (1870-1960), Charles Betout (active ca. 1900-1939), Umberto Brunelleschi (1879-1949), Boris Bilinsky (1900-1948), Serge Soudeikine (1882-1946) and C. Wilhelm (1856-1925). Collection also includes Vanity Fair lithographs of actors and managers (ca. 1874-1912) and a series of engraved dramatic portraits.

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Text in English and French.

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Finding aids

Item level inventory, Checklist of the theatrical scene and costume design collection, Special Collections, University of Calgary / compiled by Rhonda Schultz, and revised by Apollonia Steele available at repository.

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Collection acquisition ongoing.

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3262883

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