This is an original 1939 tipped-in color print of Peter Ruben's Chapeau de Paille
), 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