Lot 305


A peasant woman
signed and dated 'CONST. KOROViN 1938' (centre left)
watercolour and ink heightened with bodycolour
35 x 24.5cm

Estimate: £300 - £500
Hammer price: £180
Bidding ended. Lot has been sold.

Marina Henderson Gallery

Marina Henderson opened her Gallery in Langton Street, at the World’s End, in 1982. Her main specialities were paintings and drawings related to the performing arts. Her first coup was to exhibit Edward Burra’s designs for ballet, an area of his work that had never been the subject of a Gallery show. Another breakthrough was a series of shows of designs by John Macfarlane early in his career before he became one of the leading international designers for opera and ballet. Other important exhibitions featured Bakst, Barbier, Beaton, Benois, Berard, Berman, Cocteau, Edward Gordon Craig, Erte, Gontcharova, Leslie Hurry, Laura Knight, Larianov, John Minton,Tanya Moisewitch and Picasso.

The Gallery’s customers included actors, directors, curators and archivists from Covent Garden, Glyndebourne, Harvard Theatre Museum, the University of Texas and major private collectors in UK and USA.

The Marina Henderson Gallery soon developed into a social club where customers became friends and friends customers. Sadly it closed with the expiry of the lease in 2001. Marina continued to deal privately from home for the next 12 years.

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