RICHARD BERKELEY SUTCLIFFE (1918 – 2007): An original vintage costume design for male dancer in an unknown ballet production, circa 1940s
Richard Berkeley Sutcliffe (1918 – 2007): An original vintage costume design for male dancer in an unknown ballet production, circa 1940s, in watercolour, gouache, pencil and ink. The drawing signed to bottom right in ink “Berkeley Sutcliffe”. Including detailed instructions for fabric and manufacture in ink.
Dimensions 35.5cm x 25.2cm
Richard Berkeley Sutcliffe (1918 – 1979) was a leading British mid 20thcentury costume and stage designer, in particular for theatrical productions.
Alongside his work for stage and screen, Berkeley Sutcliffe was the Head Designer at Fortnum & Mason. His most famous design whilst working at Fortnum’s was that of the clock, which sits above the Piccadilly shop entrance. The clock, which is now a London landmark, was designed in 1961. The design depicts Messer’s William Fortnum and Hugh Mason appearing from pavilions to inspect their building.
Berkeley Sutcliffe’s work can be found in the collections of the Victoria &Albert Museum, London.
For a costume design from a similar period in Berkeley Sutcliffe’s career see https://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O147333/costume-design-by-berkley-sutcliffe-costume-design-sutcliffe-berkeley/
Further similar items including Berkeley Sutcliffe ballet production designs can be found in our online store see: RICHARD BERKELEY SUTCLIFFE (1918 – 2007): An original vintage costume design for “Her Excellency – Diplomacy”, circa 1949
Dimensions: 35.5 x 25.2cm
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Condition Report: In overall very good condition, some handling creases, pin to bottom edge.