Max Reinhardt collection of Viennese costume designs, ca. 1890-ca. 1935.


Max Reinhardt collection of Viennese costume designs, ca. 1890-ca. 1935.

Ten volumes containing 1200 costume designs in watercolor, ink, and pencil by various designers, including Heinrich Lefler, Alfred Roller, O.F. Werndorff, Karl Alexander Wilke, Ladislas Czettel, and Ada Nigrin. The designs are grouped according to production, many of which appear to be from the Vienna Burgtheater and the Vienna State Opera House, ca. 1890-ca. 1935. A number of the productions are associated with Hugo Thimig, Max Reinhardt's father-in-law, actor and director of the Burgtheater, 1912-1917. Many of the designs were executed under the auspices of the Österreichisches Kostüm-Atelier and the Werkstätte für Dekorative Kunst.

10 v. (2.25 linear ft.)


SNAC Resource ID: 7795528

Houghton Library

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Wilke, Karl Alexander. (person)

Thimig, Hugo (person)

Czettel, Ladislas. (person)

Vienna State Opera House. (corporateBody)

Werkstätte für Dekorative Kunst. (corporateBody)

Werndorff, O. F. (person)

Roller, Alfred, 1864-1935 (person)

Burgtheater (Vienna, Austria) (corporateBody)

The Burgtheater, one of the pre-eminent theaters of the German-speaking world, was founded in 1741 as the court theater of the Hapsburgs and declared a national theater in 1776. In 1888 its move from an intimate theater in the Hofburg to a palatial building seemed to threaten its ensemble style of acting, but under the direction of Max Burckhard, it successfully made the transition to new quarters. From the guide to the Burgtheater scrapbook of clippings, 1888-1896, (The New York Pub...

Österreichisches Kostüm-Atelier. (corporateBody)

Lefler, Heinrich, 1863-1919 (person)

An illustrator and designer in Vienna, Lefler produced work representative of the Austrian art nouveau style. His designs for interior furnishings, posters, book covers and illustrations, the stage, and festivals often depict fairy tale scenes and genre works that reflect his deep interest in folk tales and legends. From the description of Set and costume designs for Wagner's Parsifal. ca. 1914. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 80190816 ...

Nigrin, Ada (person)

Reinhardt, Max, 1873-1943 (person)

Epithet: film actor and director, born Maximilian Goldmann British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001305.0x0003ac Austrian actor, manager, and director, Ernest Julian Reinhardt (1876-1954) was a creative innovator in scenery and staging. He produced plays and spectacles in Germany, Austria, England and the United States and founded the Salzburg Festival in 1920. From the guide to the Max Reinhardt collecti...