A Costume Design by Attilio Comelli, 1903

Hummingbird Costume, Attilio Comelli, 1903, The Victoria & Albert Museum
Attilio Comelli (1858-1925) remains one of the most revered costume designers in the history of British theatre. This design by Comelli was created for the “Hummingbirds” ballet scene in “Humpty Dumpty” at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane’s 1903 production. Signed by Comelli at the bottom, the design for the back of the
costume has been drawn on a separate piece of paper which has been attached to the reverse. Comelli’s fabric samples have been pinned to the drawing. Source" Stalking the Belle

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