The Four Seasons of Manuela

Object Number: 
1952.107
Date: 
1952
Medium: 
Silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 34 x 33 1/2 in. ( 86.4 x 85.1 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on banners: "THE FOUR SEASONS OF MANUELA/ QUITO/ IN THE SPRINGTIME OF LIFE, MANUELA WIFE OF JAMES THORNE RETURNED IN JUNE 1822 TO HER NATIVE LAND TO CELEBRATE DE/ FEAT OF SPAINS LEGIONS. ..."
Description: 
Silk printed kerchief with four scenes from the life of Manuela Saenz with inscribed banners at top, middle, and bottom held by cherubim; printed in navy, pink, red, orange, and scarlet on a white ground; navy border.
Gallery Label: 
Manuela Saenz was the mistress of Simon Bolivar, the Liberator of South America; 1st President of Columbia; Protector of Bolivia; and President of Peru. The artist designed the kerchief in conjunction with her husband's book on the subject.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Victor W. Von Hagen
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group