John Gielgud

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Acquired in 1994 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Voytek
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
T&P
credit
Gift of Voytek, 1992
date_end
1949-12-31
date_start
1949-01-01
date_text
1949 (designed)
descriptive_line
Print by Voytek of John Gielgud as Thomas Mendip in The Lady's Not For Burning, 1949
dimensions
Height: 40 cm, Width: 31.5 cm
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gallery
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id
1146365
label
last_checked
2014-08-31T21:18:36.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-31T21:18:36.000Z
latitude
54.313919
location
In Storage
longitude
-2.23218
marks
'J. Gielgud in Lady's Not For Burning / Voytek'
materials
printing ink, papers
materials_techniques
Pencil and ink on paper, printing
museum_number
S.2139-1994
museum_number_token
s21391994
object_number
O1299625
object_type
Portrait
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original_price
physical_description
This coloured print depicts John Gielgud in role as Thomas Mendip in The Lady's Not For Burning
place
Great Britain
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production_type
public_access_description
Print by Voytek of John Gielgud as Thomas Mendip in The Lady's Not For Burning at the Globe Theatre, London, 1949. Dubbed Voytek by George Devine, Wojciech Roman Pawel Jerzy Szendzikowski (1925-2014), was known for his distinctive designs for the stage, theatre and film. Drawing his elaborate designs from in depth analysis of each script or screenplay. Winning the Military Cross for his role in the Second World War, Voytek transferring first to Italy and then to Scotland after the end of the war where he enrolled at the Dundee Art Collage. In 1947 he moved to London, becoming a student of stage design at the Old Vic Theatre School. His career as a stage set and costume designer began with the Nottingham Playhouse whist his work on TV drama began with ABC Television and on film with Roman Polanski’s Cul-de-Sac. His theatrical works concentrated on major regional theatre and touring companies including the Royal Shakespeare Company, Nottingham Playhouse, Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Shared Experience; he was head of design at the Liverpool Playhouse from 1981-1982. The collection this design is from also contains working drawings, model pieces, photograph, production notes as well as press cuttings and programmes relating to Voytek’s career as a production designer for the stage, television and film.
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1
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slug
john-gielgud-portrait-voytek
sys_updated
2014-08-28T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
drawing, printing
title
John Gielgud
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vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1949
year_start
1949