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Scarf

French
Designed by Hermès (French, founded in 1837)


Dimensions

Length x width: 88.9 x 88.9 cm (35 x 35 in.)

Accession Number

2013.733

Medium or Technique

Silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White scarf. Square, dark orange border, 1 1/2 in. wide. Within the border is an illustration of Nasturtium plants with orange flowers in bloom. The stems of the nasturtiums intertwine with one another. At the top center, in cursive writing, a single stem spells “Les Capucines” (translated from French, it means Nasturtium; the plant represented in the illustration).

Provenance

Before 2011, acquired by Evelyn H. Lauder (b. 1936 - d. 2011); 2011, given by inheritance to her husband, Leonard A. Lauder, New York, NY; 2013, gift of Lauder to the MFA. (Accession date: June 26, 2013)

Credit Line

The Evelyn H. Lauder Fashion Collection—Gift of Leonard A. Lauder