Oliver Messel collection of theatre designs by Oliver Messel

Oliver Messel was a central figure in 20th Century British design, designing for many plays, musicals, ballets, operas and films as well as wartime camouflage and other textiles and interior decor.


Details

Medium:
Paper & textiles & mixed media
Dimensions:
Various
Art Fund grant:
£70,000 ( Total: £419,440)
Acquired in:
2005
Vendor:
Lord Snowdon through Sotheby's

He is most famous for his work at the Royal Opera House and Glyndebourne. The collection includes models, paper designs, photographs, and a few actual costumes and masks.

Provenance

Earl of Snowdon (artist's nephew).

Venue details

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road, London London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000 www.vam.ac.uk

Entry details

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