Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. Albert Ogden in memory of Sheldon Stewart, 1964
Not on view
This robe was made by one of the leading makers of men's clothing, A. Sulka & Company, known for its silk. It has a very bold presence because of the densely saturated printing process and the large scale pattern. The subtle difference in the unprinted areas such as the lapels and the belt shows another feature of high refinement, and the thought required for expensively made clothing.