Ronald Cobb (British, 1907-1977): An original costume design of a Murray's Cabaret Club showgirl in an umbrella skirt, c.1962,

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Ronald Cobb (British, 1907-1977): An original costume design of a Murray's Cabaret Club showgirl in an umbrella skirt,
c.1962,

Sold for £ 637 (US$ 835) inc. premium
Ronald Cobb (British, 1907-1977): An original costume design of a Murray's Cabaret Club showgirl in an umbrella skirt,
c.1962,
the hand-painted pencil, watercolour and gouache costume design of a showgirl wearing a see-through playsuit with an upside-down umbrella skirt, red neckerchief and blue rain-hat, with pencil annotations Spring Rain No. by the artist, unsigned, mounted, framed, and glazed, sight 5 3/4in x 16 1/2in (14.5cm x 42cm)

Footnotes

  • This floorshow, based on the seasons of the year and performed from 1962 onwards, was likely the last for which Cobb designed. Only his sketches for the first number 'April Shows' exist. This number was particularly successful because of its special effects - at one point, hundreds of bubbles imitating rain cascaded down from the ceiling.

    Exhibitions:
    The Museum of Soho, London, 22nd March - 7th April 2018.
    Green & Stone of Chelsea, London, 4th-16th July 2019.

    Literature:
    Levy, Benjamin, 'Murray's Cabaret Club: Discovering Soho's Secret', (The History Press), 2019.

    For more information: www.murraysclubarchive.com
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Ronald Cobb (British, 1907-1977): An original costume design of a Murray's Cabaret Club showgirl in an umbrella skirt, c.1962,
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