Unidentified Character (Costume design from 'Hassan') (With 4 Pencil Sketches for Costume)

WAG 1689


This watercolour painting is a costume design by George W. Harris (1978-1929) for an unknown character in the play 'Hassan'. The play's full title is 'The Story of Hassan of Bagdad and How He Came to Make the Golden Journey to Samarkand. A Play in Five Acts.' 'Hassan' was produced and directed by Basil Dean (1888-1978) and was a stage adaptation of the narrative poem 'Hassan' by James Elroy Flecker (1884-1915). The music was produced by Frederick Delius (1862-1924) and dances choreographed by Léonide Massine (1896-1972). After its debut in 1923, the play was very succesful and saw multiple revivals. Harris worked closely with Dean throughout his career as an artist, producing many costume and set designs for Dean's plays.