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Opera cloak

Designer:
Emile Pingat (French, active 1860–96)
Date:
ca. 1882
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk, fur, feathers, metal
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Howard Crosby Brokaw, 1960
Accession Number:
C.I.60.42.13
Not on view
The flowers of Art Nouveau are attenuated and languorous. The tulip was a special favorite of the era, encouraging the stretched stems and torpid blossoms that nod downward in a melancholy heaviness. Thus, the flower resembles the Art Nouveau whiplash form that turns back on itself.
Marking: [label] Emile Pingat/30, Rue Louis Le Grand, Paris
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