Material from this collection available to view online, includes illustrated postcards, sent from Anne Estelle Rice to her young son, David Drey, as well as a cache of beautifully illustrated and colourful costume designs by her for theatre productions, such as Othello, Macbeth and A Twelfth Night dating from the 1930s. These papers provide a valuable insight into the opportunities and challenges faced by a women artist working in the early twentieth century in Paris and then London. Further material from this collection can be searched on the online catalogue, notably early sketchbooks showing her development as a talented draughtswoman, and correspondence with her husband, the theatre critic, Raymond Drey, and influential individuals, such as Katherine Mansfield and J. D. Fergusson.
- Collection Owner
- Anne Estelle Rice 1877 – 1959
- Tate Archive
- Eleven sketchbooks purchased from Mrs Gill Drey with the remaining papers donated by Mrs Drey, December 2009.
- TGA 200920
149 objects in this collection
- Costume and set designs
- Includes costume and set designs for theatre productions, including 'The Merry Wives of Windsor', 'Othello' and 'Twelfth Night', created by Anne Estelle Rice.
- TGA 200920/2/3