Maquette for Summerfolk
Maker and role
Artist: Tazeena Firth, British, born 1935
Artist: Timothy O'Brien, British, 1929-2022
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Painted wood, paper, and fabric with found objects
19 x 25 x 24 3/4in (48.3 x 63.5 x 62.9cm)
Gift of The Tobin Endowment
Play by Maxim Gorky. Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Aldwych Theatre, London, 1974.
Holes in the top of the maquette produce the effect of sunlight filtered through leafy trees in the yard of a Dacha near St. Petersburg. In the maquette, the fabric on the ground is painted to enhance this dappled pattern.
Theatre Design & Technology; Winter 2014; p. 36
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