Herbert Norris costume designs

Herbert Norris costume designs

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Norris, Herbert
Title: Herbert Norris costume designs
Dates: 1897-1939
Quantity: 3.6 Linear feet (128 items in 3 document boxes, 2 oversized boxes )
Abstract:The collection consists of costume designs by Herbert Norris from 1897-1939. The watercolor designs, signed and dated by the artist, carry annotations giving the historical source of the design, the character, the actor and production for which the costume was intended, and instructions on the construction and wearing of the costume. Many of the designs are for productions of "The Rocklitz" (1931) and "Richard III" (1939).
Coll. Number: ms820

Biographical/Historical Note

Herbert Norris, English costume designer in the early 20th century.


Index Terms

Costume designers--England.
Costume--England.
Sketches.
Theater--England.
Watercolors (paintings).

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Herbert Norris costume designs. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11Bertram of Auvergne, September 1897
 
2Le Roi Henri III, August 1899
"From an unpublished picture of the French School in the Louvre."
 
3Prince Henry, 1900
[Notes on verso re costume]
 
4Guido Baglioni, 1901
"after Raphael"
 
53 Flower Girls Scene 1, Act 1 Chorus, 1902
"1 with Iris, 1 with Roses, 1 with Daffodils in basket. Colours accordingly."
 
6[Regency costume], 1905
 
7Prince Disguised as Troubadour-Hippodrome, 1905
 
8Late Henry VI and Edward IV, March 5, 1909
[On verso, photograph of actor wearing costume. Note by Norris: "Entirely made by me. H. N."]
 
9Queen Phillippa, Ep. 8 Part 1, May 2nd, 1910
[Note re arms on mantle on verso]
 
10The Merchants Wife. Lady Maud Vernon, 1912
[Notes on verso]
 
11Ann Page, 1912
[Notes on verso]
 
12Elderly Men. Citizen Crowd, February 1912
 
132 Pages, 1912
 
14The Lord Mayor, 1912
[Notes on verso]
 
15The Lady Sarah Wilson, 1912
 
16Settlers, 1912
 
17The Countess Lia Torby, 1912
[Notes on verso: Hero. Machado. In White & Silver]
 
18The Marchioness of Stafford, 1912
[Notes on verso re costume color and fabric]
 
19Clowns, 1912
[Notes on verso indicating the various characters and plays for which this costume was designed. Also a description of Dromio's costume in "Comedy of Errors", not depicted]
 
20Sellers at Booths, 1912
 
21Country Dancers, 1912
 
22Demetrius, 1912
[Notes on verso indicating costume of Demetrius in "Midsummer Night's Dream" and Antipholus of Syracuse in "Comedy of Errors"]
 
23Helena, 1912
[Notes on verso: Helena in "Midsummer Night's Dream" and Adriana in "Comedy of Errors "]
 
24"Simple", 1912
 
25Sailors, 1914
[Note on verso]
 
26[Medieval Noblewoman], 1916
[on verso, Mrs. Vendal, Mrs. Ford]
 
27[Late 18th century gentleman], 1919
[Connoisseur. Vol 10 p 179, on verso]
 
28Pipers. Act I, 1921
 
29Mr. Claud Hulbert. 4th dress, 1928
 
BoxFolder
21Scipione, 1925
[notes on verso re criticism of armour]
 
2"Prince Ercole Sinibaldi" 1st, 1925
[name of actor on verso]
 
3Prince Ercole Sinibaldi 3rd, 1925
 
4Robes for "Del Campo", & Council of Ten, 1925
 
5Ropes (?) Act-III, 1925
 
6[Early 19th century gentleman in frock coat], 1925
 
7Haddon. Act III, 1925
 
8[Early 19th century dandy in promenade costume], 1925
 
9[18th century gentleman], 1925
[notes on verso]
 
10[18th century gentleman & detail of wig], May 28 1925
[note on verso: Queen Anne]
 
11[19th century gentleman in frock coat], 1925
 
12[19th century gentleman in opera dress], 1925
 
13Rack. (Official looking on), 1929
 
14Branding (Man being branded), 1929
[notes on verso re costume measurement & fabric]
 
15Wheel. (Official looking on), 1929
[notes on recto re costume fabric]
[note on verso]
 
16Wheel. (Man working the wheel), 1929
 
17Stake (Official looking on), 1929
[note on verso]
 
18Whipping (Man whipping), 1929
 
19Act II various colourings, 1929
[Mexican girl]
 
20Act II various colourings and designs, 1929
"the characteristic Mexican shawl"
 
21Act II [Mexican girl], 1929
 
22Act II [Mexican peasant], 1929
 
23Act II [Mexican peasant], 1929
 
BoxFolder
31"Count Guido Degli Speranzoni" (1st Dress), n.d.
 
2French, 1925?
[notes on verso, "Revolution & Terror", "HN in the Aristocrat-St. James Theatre"]
 
3French 1790, 1925
 
4Unfinished sketch [Elizabethan gentleman], c. 1925
 
5[Mexican gentleman], n.d.
 
6[Rogue wearing serape and bandoleer], 1929
 
7[Mexican gentleman], 1929
 
8[Rogue with dagger], 1929
 
9[Rogue with musket], 1929
 
10[Rogue with daggers], 1929
 
11[Mexican desperado wearing bolero jacket and sombrero hat], 1929
 
12[Rogue with musket and bandoleer], 1929
 
13Burgess, n.d.
[On verso, "Royal Flush"]
 
14n.d.
[On verso, "Royal Flush"]
 
15Officer of the Life Guards-1661, n.d.
[notes on verso: "Royal Flush" ... "Uniform of the Life Guards worn at Charles II Coronation 1661"]
 
16Unfinished sketch, n.d.
[mid 19th century gentlewoman wearing bonnet]
 
17Unfinished sketch, n.d.
[mid 19th century gentlewoman wearing bonnet]
 
BoxFolder
41Charles II as a Roman Emperor, 1925
 
2"Cesare Borgia" (4th dress), 1925
 
3Geoffrey Chaucer, 1927
[notes on verso re costume cut, color and fabric]
 
4John Wycliffe, 1927
[notes on verso re costume cut, color and fabric]
 
5William Shakespeare, 1927
[notes on verso re costume design, color and fabric]
 
6Monsieur de Voltaire, 1927
Herbert Norris costume designs for "The Rocklitz" by G. R. Preedy
 
7Delphicus Act II & III, January 15 1931
 
8Act I The Elector, January 16 1931
[notes on recto include description of costume color, & fabric, and name of actor, Dennis Neilson-Terry] [note on verso re muff]
 
9Act II, January 16 1931
[notes on recto include description of muff, name of character and actress, Beatrice Wilson]
 
10Act III The Elector, January 16 1931
[notes on recto include description of costume fabric and name of actor, Dennis Neilson-Terry]
 
11Act II scene II, January 17 1931
[notes on recto re costume fabric]
 
12Act II, January 18 1931
[notes on recto re costume design and fabric]
 
13Count Sturm (?) Act I "only in with Elector", January 18 1931
[notes on recto re costume color and fabric]
 
14Emma Barlotta Act II, January 18 1931
 
15Capt. Falaiseau, January 21 1931
[notes on recto include description of costume and name of actor, Mr. Arthur Brauder]
 
16Emma Barlotta Act III, n.d.
Herbert Norris costume designs for "Richard III"
 
17Richard Duke of Gloucester. K. G. aged 33, 1939
 
18King Edward IV. aged 41, 1939
 
19The Earl of Oxford, K. G. Aged 40, 1939
 
20Noblemens War Equipment, 1939
"This is taken from a brass to the memory of a knight who was at Bosworth"
 
21Armour, General Type "Arms of Stafford", 1939
[note on recto re historical source for costume design]
 
22 Guards, 1939
 
23The Duke of Buckingham K. G.aged 29, 1939
"Lord Stanley aged 48"
 
24Lord Hastings K. G. aged 53, 1939
 
25The Marquess of Dorset K. G. aged 32, 1939
"Sir James Tyrrel. sober."
 
26The Duke of Clarenceaged 34 K. G., 1939
[notes on recto re costume design and color]
 
27The Prince of Wales aged 13, 1939
 
27The Duke of York aged 11, 1939
 
28The Sheriff, 1939
"Coat & hat to be worn by Oxford or Surrey over their Leg armour"
 
29The Lady Anne, Queen, 1939
[notes on recto include costume color and name of actress, Joyce Bland]
 
30Queen Elizabeth, aged 48. 1st dress, 1939
[notes on recto re costume fabric and actress, "Vivienne Bennett looked wonderful in this and she wore (?) it so perfectly"]
[note attached re MS reference for design]
 
31Queen Elizabeth 2nd dress, 1939
"Vivienne Bennett"
 
32King Richard III, 1939
[note on recto re costume fabric]
 
33Queen Margaret aged 54, 1939
[note on verso re historical source for costume design]
 
34Sir Robert Blackenbury [Brakenbury], 1939
 
35The Earl Rivers, 1939
[note on recto re costume design]
 
36The Lord Grey, 1939
 
37A Citizen, 1939
 
38King Richard III Battle Dress, 1939
[notes on recto]
 
39Lady Anne, Princess of Wales, Aged 29, 1939
[on verso name of actress, Joyce Bland, and pattern sketch for costume robe]
 
40The Lord Mayor, 1939
 
BoxFolder
51[Tudor period, 1485-1547, costume-dress with girdle], June, 1898
 
2[Elizabethan noblewoman], 1912
[notes on verso]
 
3[Elizabethan noblewoman], April, 1912
[note on verso: "Design made for Mrs. George Cornwallis-West. Tournament 1912]
 
4Christopher Sly Act I, 1912
 
5[Elizabethan noblewoman], 1923
[notes on verso re costume design and color].
 
6[Elizabethan noblewoman], 1923
[notes on recto re costume fabric]
 
7[Elizabethan noblewoman], 1923
 
8Travelling dress to Edinburgh, 1923
[note on verso]
 
9Peter Pettigrew, 1928
 
10[late 18th century gentleman], 1928
 
11Messenger, 1928
 
12Claude— "Song of the Sea", 1928
 
13[Medieval noblewoman ca 15th century], 1928
 
141928
[note on verso: "Sir Bryan Eric Barnsby-Williams. When Knigts were Bold. 1928"]
 
15[Early 19th century gentleman in opera dress], 1929
[notes on recto re costume fabric and color]
 
16[Early 19th century gentleman in evening dress], 1929
[notes on recto re costume fabric and color]
 
17Graziella. Act II. Scene II, 1929
 
18Mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland 1561, n.d.
[notes on verso]
 
19Men at arms, n.d.