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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 634

Georges A. de Pogédaieff costume and set designs for King Lear

Costume and set designs for King Lear by Russian artist, Georges A. de Pogédaieff.


  • 1920

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in French.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.25 linear feet (1 box)

26 graphite, watercolor and gouache, heightened with gold and silver drawings on paper. All are signed: G.P. All are costume or set designs for William Shakespeare's play King Lear. Original album cover and list of costume designs (in French) are at end.

Biographical / Historical

Georges A. de Pogédaieff (Georgii Anatolievich Pozhedaev) (1899-1971) was a Russian artist, who was primarily known for his work in costume and stage design, still life, and landscape painting. He was also an illustrator and engraver.


Arranged in accession number order.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

2003MT-42. Purchase from Marina Henderson, London, England; received: 2001 July.

HTC Accession number: 2001-2002.33.5.

Existence and Location of Copies

Each drawing is fully cataloged and digitized in Harvard's VIA database.

Processing Information

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
Link to catalog
Pogédaieff, Georges A. de. Georges A. de Pogédaieff costume and set designs for King Lear, 1920: Guide.
Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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