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MS Thr 191

Costume designs and drawings for ballets: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: pf
Location: ppf
Call No.: MS Thr 191
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Costume designs and drawings for ballets,
Date(s): 1918-1976.
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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*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.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Costume Designs and Drawings for Ballets (MS Thr 191). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

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.


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Scope and Contents

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.

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