Lord Melbourne and Cunningham (Costume Designs for 'Queen Victoria')

WAG 1652


This watercolour painting depicts the costume designs for two male figures from the play 'Queen Victoria'. An inscription below the figure on the left identifies them as 'Melbourne' and gives the date of 'Oct 10 1839' as well as noting that the costume is 'Morning Dress'. The inscription below the figure on the right identifies them as 'Cunningham'. Both figures have grey hair. The figure on the left is standing with one hand raised to their hip. They are wearing grey trousers and a white shirt which ties in a bow at the neck. Above the shirt is a red waistcoat and a dark green tailcoat which features a label and is buttoned at the front. The figure on the right is wearing green/grey trousers and a black shirt below a grey waistcoat and a dark blue coat with labels that ends just above the knee. The coat is worn unbuttoned.