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Signed and dated costume design by Attilio Comelli - Faust in 'Faust'

Collection: Attilio Comelli Design Collection
Object number: ROH/COM/DES/COS/0163
Date: 1911
Description: Watercolour and pencil design for Faust who is depicted wearing a dark purple velvet bonnet, a purple velvet and silk mid-length tunic with a pleated skirt, large, full sleeves of purple and gold brocade which narrow toward the cuff, and are laced to the tunic, a white undershirt and a gold and yellow brocade waistcoat worn beneath the tunic, dark purple velvet hose and slippers, and pale purple garters at the knees. He has a beard and blonde hair in a pageboy hairstyle. A handwritten note on the front of the design reads: 'Velvet tunic - silk trimming. [sham] brocade purple and gold. Waistcoat and undersleeves if possible yellow and gold brocade. Silk scarf to hold sword'. The rest of the note is unclear.
Costume designer: Attilio Comelli
Dimensions: height 37.25 cm; width 27 cm
Condition: Good.
Alternative number: CT 781
Related work: Faust