Ricketts Collection by Charles de Sousy Ricketts

6 stage designs including 2 costume designs for 'The Winter's Tale', a stage setting for 'The Betrothal' by Maeterlinck and a stage setting for 'Salome'.


Details

Medium:
Pencil & watercolour
Acquired in:
1932
Vendor:
Executors of the artist

Part of a collection of drawings representing Rickett's work for the stage from his first designs for the English literary theatre down to post war costumes for the commercial stage. Charles Ricketts had been a member of the Executive Committee of the National Art-Collections Fund for 15 years, and the Committee were glad to take the opportunity of purchasing from his executors, on favourable terms, the collection of theatrical drawings and designs which he left behind him. They did so in view of the fact that the drawings represent an important phase in the artist's work and in memory of one who, among all his many other activities, had for so long given to the Fund the best of his advice, taste and experience.

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