Oscar Wilde can be seen wearing a similar jacket in the photograph. This jacket was not worn by him just similar to the one he wore.
labelled maker unclear, Berlin.N.W. Karl Str, No 22., the dark brown cotton velvet jacket with highish revers, curved front, four cotton covered buttons, a deep slanting pocket to the breast, slit pockets, with brown braid edging the edges of the jacket, pockets, lined with brown silky twill weave fabric, inside slanting pocket, sleeves lined with white cotton with blue stripe, collar bone to hem 29 in;74 cm; chest 38-40 in; 100cm.
Excellent condition. No wear at all.
Songsheet: 'Quite too utterly utter'
Written and composed by Robert Coote
Colour lithograph (signed Alfred Concanen)
Museum no. S.34-1993
© Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Songsheet 'Quite Too Utterly Utter; A New Aesthetic Roundelay' showing an image of a long-haired artistic man in a velvet jacket, a soft-collared shirt with a necktie, his hands clasped, singing the praises of two large octagonal vases with large plants one of which is a sunflower. The song satirises the Aesthetic Movement of the 1880`s.
See also Aesthetic Movement textiles in Arts & Crafts Textiles - Other
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