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Designed by Hermès (French, founded in 1837)
Length x width: 88.9 x 88.9 cm (35 x 35 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Blue border, 2in. wide, with dark blue figures waving flags. Thin yellow border outlinging the blue border. Within the yellow border is a scene of two sail boats colliding, with a bridge between each boat. The sky fades from a blue to a lavender, and the sea fades from a dark blue to a lavender. Above each sail boat, along the top three sides of the square, is a line of flags (from different places and of different colors (red, yellow, blue, and white)). In each of the bottom corners there is a yellow flag, one reads “Hermes Paris”, and the other reads, “En Course”.
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)
The Evelyn H. Lauder Fashion Collection—Gift of Leonard A. Lauder