One of the most interesting art exhibitions to be shown in London in recent months was opened at Leighton House, Holland Park, on February 12th, by the famous ballerina, Dame Margot Fonteyn.
GV. Opening ceremony.
SV. Dame MARGOT FONTEYN presented with a bouquet (she is with the Mayor of Kensington)
SCU. The Swedish Ambassador and wife.
SCU. Various diplomats.
SV. Madame M.Fonteyn. talking.
SV. Ditto looking at pictures.
SCU. Portrait bust of the last L.S. AMERY by the wife of the Israel Ambassador.
SV. A Filipino spectator.
CU. Sculptured head.
CU. Painting MINOU CHAT Mme LUCETTE BURGAUD DE LA FOUGERE, of the French Embassy.
CU. Felt composition picture entitle "SILK TAPESTRY"
SV.PAN. Indonesia girls.
CU. Indonesian painting.
CU. Mme. MARGOT FONTEYN.
SV. Margot Fonteyn looking at a statue.
CU. "Still Life in Green" by Mme De La Fougere.
CU. PAINTING entitled "Portrait by Mrs. E.S. Foxcroft, wife of the official Secy. of Australia House.
CU. Drawing by JORG FRANZEL of the German Embassy.
SV. Two Spectators.
CU.PAN. Painting "Fatima & her Pitcher" by H.R.H. Princess ZEID (wife of the Iraqi Ambassador pan down to
CU. "composition" by Princess Zeid.
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Background: One of the most interesting art exhibitions to be shown in London in recent months was opened at Leighton House, Holland Park, on February 12th, by the famous ballerina, Dame Margot Fonteyn.
The entire show has been painted and exhibited by members of the Corp Diplomatique in London. Embassy Staffs, Ambassador and their wives have all contributed to the exhibition which shows a wide and varied taste in modern art.
The show was under the patronage of the Doyen of the Corps in London, the Norwegian Ambassador, M.Per Preban Prebansen, who was joined at the opening by the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kensington.
A wide variety of items were on show and all proceeds have been donated to the Save the Children Fund.