There are at least 2 stumpwork mirrors, 2 caskets and now 2 pictures known to have been worked by the elusive Mrs. Jenner in the pre-war period in England. This piece just turned up at Christie's in their Dec 2nd Masters and Makers sale and I was shown the other picture at the Holburn Museum this summer! One of the mirrors is at the National Trust, saw a different one at Witney's a few years ago too.
It really is making me want to find out this woman's story!
And maybe it makes me feel just a little bit better that her work is being treated so well by the Antiques market.
|Leonora Jenner C. 1940 Lot 441 Sale 5870 Christie's|