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MS Thr 604

Keene, Richard Wynne, 1809-1887. Richard Wynne Keene pantomime costume designs, undated: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Thr 604
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Keene, Richard Wynne, 1809-1887.
Title: Richard Wynne Keene pantomime costume designs,
Date(s): undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (.1 linear feet (1 volume)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Pantomime costume designs by Richard Wynne Keene, who was known as DYKWYNKYN.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2006MT-6. Purchase with the Frank E. Chase bequest from Jarndyce, 46, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3PA United Kingdom; received: 2006 July 11.

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Preferred Citation for Publication:

Richard Wynne Keene Pantomime Costume Designs, undated (MS Thr 604). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Richard Wynne Keene (1809-1887) was a sculptor, inventor, designer and modeller of the masks and symbolic properties for the Drury Lane pantomimes 1852-1873. He was known under the professional pseudonym of Dykwynkyn. He was the inventor (with J. D. Greenwood) of Keene's cement made by saturating plaster of Paris in small lumps with alum and recalcining it.


Arranged as bound in volume.

Scope and Contents

Original watercolor, pencil, and ink costume designs bound in 1 volume. Title on cover: "C. & W. May / 9 & 11, Garrick St. / Costumes / No. 20." Spine title: "No. 20 / Pantomine [sic] by DYKWYNKYN."

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