1939 Tipped-In Print Peter Rubens Chapeau Paille Straw Portrait Susanna XAN3


This is an original 1939 tipped-in color print of Peter Ruben's Chapeau de Paille (Straw Hat), featuring a rosy-cheeked woman gazing coyly from under a most unique hat. It's pretty obvious that the hat isn't really made of straw; in fact it looks like mostly feathers. However, it is thought that the name came from a mishearing of the French poil which might refer more to the hairy, fur-like quality the hat possesses. The model is thought to be a woman named Susanna Lunden.


This 72+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. Light aging throughout. Light creasing. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is printing on the reverse of the mounting board.

  • Product Type: Orig. Tipped-in Print; Color
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 7.25 x 10.25 inches; 18 x 26 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: 17th century, Renaissance, costume