Genoese Noblewoman Scarf
The design of this scarf is adapted from the sumptuous gold brocaded dress in the Genoese Noblewoman, a portrait that evokes the scale and lavishness of Genoa’s palaces, which in the seventeenth century surpassed all other aristocratic residences of Europe. It was during intermittent stays in Genoa that Van Dyck emerged as the most important portraitist of his generation.
Henry Clay Frick (1849–1919) purchased the Genoese Noblewoman in 1914.
© 2016 The Frick Collection
100% silk, made in France.