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Costume design for Purcell's "Fairy Queen": PD.128-1975

Object information

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Costume design for Purcell's "Fairy Queen"


Draughtsman: Wood, Joan Kingsford



Measurements and weight

Height: 300 mm
Width: 215 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1975) by Wood, W. R.

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Materials used in production

Gold paint

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Ink, graphite and bodycolour and gold paint on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Joan Kingsford Wood
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: For the Cambridge performance of Purcell's Fairy Queen Feb. 1920
  • Location: Upper left
  • Text: Phoebus
  • Location: Lower left

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.128-1975
Primary reference Number: 14523
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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