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MS Thr 1310

Sheppard, Guy. Guy Sheppard costume designs, sketches and caricatures, 1934-1954: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: pfd
Call No.: MS Thr 1310
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Guy Sheppard costume designs, sketches and caricatures
Date(s): 1934-1954
Quantity: .3 linear feet (190 drawings in 41 folders)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Costume designs for opera; and sketches and caricatures of dancers from European and American ballet companies.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Purchased with Howard D. Rothschild Bequest; received: 2002 March 8.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Irina Klyagin

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Guy Sheppard Costume Designs, Sketches and Caricatures, 1934-1954 (MS Thr 1310). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

S. Guy Sheppard (born 1912) was a prominent British stage designer for theater, ballet and opera, and production designer for television.


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Scope and Contents

Includes costume designs for opera and sketches of European and American ballet dancers in various productions, rehearsals and classes. Also includes caricatures of ballet dancers, dance writers and directors of ballet companies.
It is possible that some of the drawings were made during the BBC television broadcasts of ballets in 1946-1947.

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