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Signed and dated costume design by Attilio Comelli - members of the Female Bourgeoises in 'The Merry Wives of Windsor'

Collection: Attilio Comelli Design Collection
Object number: ROH/COM/DES/COS/1119
Date: 1907
Description: Watercolour and pencil design for two members of the Female Bourgeoises. The full design of the character on the left is depicted wearing a headdress of a white wimple and a padded yellow and white roll around the head, a white chemise, a green under robe, a dark blue over robe with scalloped hanging sleeves, and a belt with a purse. The half design of the character on the right is depicted wearing a brown veil headdress, a white chemise, a brown under robe, and a camel coloured over robe with a decorative belt and cuffs. Includes thumbnails of the front and back of a different veil and bodices, and two decorative patterns. The note '4' on the front of the design denotes the number of costumes to be made from this design. The wearer names noted on the back of the design are: Wahdrey, Pizzi, Galhman, Mobine.
Costume designer: Attilio Comelli
Dimensions: height 37 cm; width 27 cm
Condition: Good.
Related work: The Merry Wives of Windsor