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

Collection: Attilio Comelli Design Collection
Object number: ROH/COM/DES/COS/0175
Date: 1903
Description: Watercolour and pencil design for a Matron who is depicted wearing a white wimple-style headdress, a full-length dark grey gown with bands of green around the neckline and the skirt hem, a high-necked white shift, a long narrow off-white apron with a decorative panel of blackwork embroidery, and a long white cloak with a band of deep red above the hem and a deep red lining. A note on the front of the design reads: 'Chorus Ladies Contraltos'. The note '3' on the front of the design denotes the number of costumes to be made from this design.
Costume designer: Attilio Comelli
Dimensions: height 37.25 cm; width 27 cm
Condition: Good.
Alternative number: CT 612
Related work: Faust