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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 344

Drawings of English theaters

Drawings of English theaters including the Drury Lane Theatre, Theatre Royal Birmingham, and Portman Market Theatre by theater manager and actor James Winston, architect Samuel Beazley, and others.

Dates

  • 1790-1820

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Conditions Governing Use Images linked to this finding aid are intended for public access and educational use. This material is owned and/or held by the Houghton Library, and is provided solely for the purpose of teaching or individual research. Any other use, including commercial reuse, mounting on other systems, or other forms of redistribution requires the permission of the curator.

Extent

.25 linear feet

Includes James Winston's drawings of Portman Market Theatre, Plymouth Theatre, Queen's Theatre (Manchester), Richmond Theatre, and the Drury Lane Theatre, along with Samuel Beazley's drawings of the Theatre Royal, Birmingham and the Theatre Royal Rotunda, Dublin. Also contains drawings of the Drury Lane Theater, the Theatre Royal, Birmingham, and unidentified theaters by unidentified artists. Also includes drawings of various stage scenes as well as an architectural model of an interior section in cardboard, gilt and watercolor of the Drury Lane Theatre, among other items.

Biographical / Historical

James Winston (1779-1843) was actor and manager at the Richmond Theatre, Surrey in 1799. Samuel Beazley (1786-1851) was an English architect.

Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

79M-32. Purchased with funds from Francis W. Hatch fund, F. E. Chase fund, Mrs. Anna E. Crouse, Miss Jean Richmond, Theatre Acquisition fund, and Books for Houghton fund; received: 1980 February 13.
Title
Drawings of English theaters, 1790-1820: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
EAD ID
hou00540

Repository Details

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