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Signed and dated costume design by Attilio Comelli - a Male Servant in 'Madama Butterfly'

Collection: Attilio Comelli Design Collection
Object number: ROH/COM/DES/COS/0078
Date: 1905
Description: Watercolour and pencil design for a Male Servant who is depicted wearing a wide bamboo hat, a short black under-robe with a belt and white decoration on the lapels, a short black outer-robe with the same decorated lapels, tight black leggings, white socks, and flat black thonged sandals. The note '3' 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: Duclef, De Longhe.
Costume designer: Attilio Comelli
Dimensions: height 37.25 cm; width 27 cm
Condition: Good.
Related work: Madama Butterfly