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#520 - Jane Eyre: Orson Welles
Jane Eyre: Orson Welles Lot #520
From Welles’s portrayal of Brontë’s Edward Rochester
Welles’s screen-worn costume from his role as Edward Rochester in the 1944 film Jane Eyre, created by Oscar-nominated costume designer Rene Hubert. Costume consists of a blue wool frock coat with black velvet collar, navy blue wool pinstriped pants, and a cream-colored dress shirt with frilled front placket. All have Western Costume Company labels sewn inside, with jacket tag labeled “Orson Welles” in an unknown hand, and pants and shirt tags labeled “O. Welles.” Pants and shirt also bear Western Costume Company stamps inside. In overall fine condition, with some soiling to the shirt. Provenance: Profiles in History, 2000; Guernsey's, 2008; Butterfield & Butterfield. RR Auction COA.