Philip Granville Collection

Scope and Content

A collection of posters and designs collected by Philip Granville.

The designs are for costumes mainly relating to the Folies Bergeres in the 1920s, and include designs by Charles Gesmar, Felix de Gray, Jose de Zamora, and Zig.

The posters date from the late 20th century and include those for theatre productions from around the world, including Croatia, Belarus, Belgium, Holland, Great Britain, and the United States. Also includes Granville's index cards relating to the poster collection.

Administrative / Biographical History

Philip Granville, born in 1911 and died in 2003, was an art dealer specialising in posters and contemporary art.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged as follows:

  • THM/169/1 - Designs collected by Philip Granville
  • THM/169/2 - Index cards created by Philip Granville relating to his collection of theatrical posters
  • THM/169/3 - Index cards created by Philip Granville relating to his collection of theatrical posters

Conditions Governing Access

This archive collection is available for consultation in the V&A Blythe House Archive and Library Study Room by appointment only.

Full details of access arrangements may be found here: https://www.vam.ac.uk/info/archives.

Please note that this collection has not yet been fully appraised, catalogued and re-housed. A notice of 20 working days is required in order to facilitate access to this collection in line with Freedom of Information and Data Protection legislation.

Acquisition Information

Initially on loan to the Theatre Museum, by Philip Granville, 1999.

Accepted by HM Government in Lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the Victoria and Albert Museum, 2007.

Accruals

No further accruals expected.

Personal Names