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Scarf

French
Designed by Hermès (French, founded in 1837)


Dimensions

Length x width: 88.9 x 90.2 cm (35 x 35 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2013.768

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Red border, 1/2 in. wide, and beige background. Within border there is a a leaf design that swirls in towards the center (leaves are smaller at the center and larger away from the center). The leaves are illustrated in a painterly way using reds, oranges, yellows, greens, and browns. The shadows of the leaves are shown in a shade of beige slightly darker than the background. Each leaf is outlined with a thin black line.

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