Dec 15, 2022 - Sale 2625

Sale 2625 - Lot 118

Price Realized: $ 1,105
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500


Pair of costume designs.

Gouache and ink on board. The first, a woman in a gauzy Middle Eastern-style dress and turban, with metallic highlights; the second, a woman in a white beaded diaphanous gown and headdress. Each costume painted on an oval black background on board measuring 320x252 mm; 12 1/2x10 inches. Signed "Cora MacGeachy" in gold ink, lower right image. Taped to simple black mattes.

Cora MacGeachy was one of the premier costume designers of the first quarter of the 20th century. She was the sole costume designer for several dozen Broadway musicals and revues, including a number produced by Florenz Ziegfeld and George M. Cohan. She also designed costumes in collaboration with others for many more shows.