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Lila de Nobili
1916-2002
PLACE VENDÔME, PARIS; STREET SCENE
Quantity: 2
each signed
oil on canvas; gouache on paper
largest: 34.5 by 46cm.; 13½ by 18in.
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Literature

Place Vendôme photographed in the drawing room at Durham Cottage, Chelsea before 1954;
Anthony Denney, 'The Oliviers off stage', House and Garden, May 1958, Place Vendôme illustrated in the hall at Eaton Square, Belgravia, p. 63.

Catalogue Note

Lila de Nobili was a visionary Italian stage and costume designer known and admired for her work throughout the 1950s and 60s. Embracing the use of found materials and vintage fabrics she pioneered a style of costume design which allowed for fantastical leaps of imagination through grounding a production in practical reality. She was also a skilled painter, and devoted much of her later life to this.

Vivien: The Vivien Leigh Collection

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