MS Thr 191
Costume designs and drawings for ballets: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Call No.: MS Thr 191
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Costume designs and drawings for ballets,
Quantity: 1 collection (19 folders (.25 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Watercolors and drawings of ballets by various artists.
*66M-168. Gift of Hamil and Barker, 230 North Washington Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60601; received: 1967 May 29.
*76M-8. Gift of Julie Schwolon, 87 Hicks Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201; received: 1976 Aug. 2. Given through Iris Fanger, 190 Dudley Street, Brookline, Massachusetts 02146.
*76M-27. Gift of Paul Stiga, 62 Montague Street, Brooklyn Heights, New York, 11201; received: 1976 Dec. 28.
*76M-68. Purchased from Goodspeed's Book shop, Inc.,18 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02108; received: 1977 Apr. 12.
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Costume Designs and Drawings for Ballets (MS Thr 191). Harvard Theatre Collection,
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
George Barbier (1882-1932) was a French painter and illustrator; Lotte Reiniger (1899-1981)
was a German film director and pioneer of silhouette animation; Nicolai Remisoff (1884-1975)
was a Russian theatrical designer and painter; Serge Soudeikine (1882- 1946) was a
Russian set designer; Julie Schwolon was an artist who designed for the Dancer Center
at Harvard Summer School.
Organized into the following series:
- I. Watercolors and silhouettes
- II. Drawings by Julie Schwolow
- III. Other
Includes watercolors for the ballet by George Barbier, Nicolai Remisoff and Sergei
Yurievich Soudeikin; silhouettes by H. Gumppenberg and Lottie Reiner; and signed watercolor,
ink and pencil costume designs for ballets by Julie Schwolon.
- Series: I. Watercolors and silhouettes
- (1). Barbier, George. 18 drawings in stencil & watercolor, (signed); [n.p.] 1918-1922. 4 folders
Costume drawings for the ballet, including a sketch of Anna Pavlova.
- (3). Reiniger, Lotte. 3 silhouettes; [n.p., n.d.] 3 folders
Contains "Beau Danube", picturing Aleksandra Danilova, Leonide Massine and Tatiana Riabouchinska; "Scheherezade", showing Yurek Shabelevsky and Lubov Tchernicheva, and "Dancers".
- (4). Remisoff, Nicolai, 1887- 4 watercolors signed; [n.p.] 1933-1942. 4 folders
Drawing for unidentified production.
- (5). Soudeikin, Sergei Yurievich, 1883- Watercolor signed; [n.p., n.d.] 1 folders
Scene for unidentified production.
- Series: II. Drawings by Julie Schwolow
- (1). Moss-woman. Costume design in watercolor, ink, and pencil, signed; [Cambridge?], 1976. 1 folders
For the "Branchburst" sequence of the ballet Earth Visions/Sky Visions, The Dance Center, Harvard Summer School, 30-31 Jul & 5-6 Aug 1976.
29.5 x 22.5 cm.
- (2). Ice-age man. Costume design in watercolor, ink, and pencil, signed; [Cambridge?], 1976. 1 folders
For the "Branchburst" sequence of the ballet Earth Visions/Spy Visions, Harvard Summer School, 30-31 Jul & 5-6 Aug 1976.
29.5 x 22.5 cm.
- (3). Bird. Costume design in watercolor, ink, and pencil, signed; [Cambridge?], 1976. 1 folders
For the "Branchburst" sequence of the ballet Earth Visions/Sky Visions, Harvard Summer School, 30-31 Jul & 5-6 Aug 1976.
29.5 x 22.5 cm.
- Series: III. Other
- (1). Beaton, Cecil, 1904-1980. Cupid. Costume design in pencil, ink, and gouache, signed; [n.p., n.d.] 1 folders
Project for 8 ballet Cupids for the Metropolitan Opera's Adreinne Lecouvreur (Act III).
50.5 x 32. 5 cm.
- (2). Cruikshank, Isaac Robert, 1789-1856. The revolt of the harem, bath scene. Drawing in ink and watercolor, signed; 1839. 1 folders
Based on the ballet first produced 2 May 1834 at Covent Garden theatre, London.
20.6 x 27.2 cm.
- (3). Dalton, Elizabeth. Petruchio. Costume design in pen, ink and gouache, signed; 1969. 1 foldersppf
For John Cranko's Stuttgart Ballet production of the Taming of the shrew.
62 x 44 cm.
- (4). Long, Alice Knoblauch. Angna Enters. Portrati sketches, 17 drawings in pencil, [n.p., n.d.] 1 folders
Also includes program of The theatre of Angna Enters.
15.5 x 10 cm.
- (5). Lurçat, Jean, 1892-1966. Musiciens. Costume design in pastel, 1936. 1 folders
For the revised New York production of Leonide Massine's ballet Jardin publique.
47.5 x 22 cm.