L'Art décoratif théâtral moderne, Paris: Edition La Cible, 1919
stamped with 'No. 354'
33 x 25.5cm
with loose blue case
|£150 - £250
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.
Please note this work is incomplete, it does not contain all 16 plates.
It is not signed.
Front page with tears, losses, staining, discolouration and stuck down to blue cover.
Discolouration, minor nicks and creases to the rest.