Drape yourself in elegance with this gorgeous scarf, inspired by one of the Chazen’s most beloved paintings, The Shawl, by Charles Sprague Pearce.
Charles Sprague Pearce’s work embodies the ideals of American expatriates working in France at the turn of the century. The Shawl was exhibited in the Universal Exposition of 1900 in Paris. In this elegant depiction of his wife, Antonia, Pearce creates a marked contrast between the sharply focused female form and the indistinct, painterly background. Antonia, in a dignified pose, wears an elaborate costume typical of the early eighteenth-century.
Charles Sprague Pearce (American, 1851-1914), The Shawl, ca. 1900, oil on canvas, Art Collections Fund and Elvehjem Museum of Art Membership Fund purchase, 1985.2