Philip de László 'Anny Ahlers as Madame Dubarry' silk twill scarf

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This stunning pure silk twill scarf has been designed exclusively for Gainsborough’s House to accompany the exhibition Philip de László: Master of Elegance at Gainsborough's House, in The Timothy and Mary Clode Gallery from 23rd March to 23rd April 2024.

The scarf, with hand rolled hems, features a portrait of Anny Ahlers, the German actress and singer.

The German actress and singer Anny Ahlers (1906–1933) came to London in 1932 to appear at His Majesty’s Theatre in the musical comedy The Dubarry. Sir Merrik Burrell saw her perform and was moved to commission a half-length portrait in costume from de László. The artist found his subject so inspiring that he painted a full-length instead, giving him the opportunity to paint the expansive layers of fabric of her costume, thus painting one of the most successful full lengths of his career.

  • Silk square

  • Hand rolled edges

  • Dry clean only

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Material100% silk twill
Dimensions90 x 90cm
CollectionGainsborough's House