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Dan Arje papers ➔ Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Women's Ensemble by Tina Leser with Painting and Mandolin

Photographic Material


Related people/organizations

Bonwit Teller & Co (commissioner)
Virginia Roehl (photographer)
Tina Leser (designer)
Dan Arje (compiler)

Date

May 10 1955

Work Type

photographic prints

Measurements

8 in (width) x 10 in (height)

Description

Bonwit Teller window display featuring a women's ensemble by Tina Leser. The mannequin is playing a mandolin and mimics the pose of the figure in the painting. The ensemble displayed is a light colored dressed style with a jacket. According to the sign at the bottom of the window, this display was inspired by the "Watteau look", presumably referring to the style of French painter Jean-Antoine Watteau. It appears that the painting was intended to both highlight the dress and emulate the style of Watteau's paintings.

Inscription

Fifth Avenue/May 10th/8217M Virginia Roehl/Bonwit Teller

Location

binder 3

Identifier

KA0001_000170

Citation

Virginia Roehl; Tina Leser; Dan Arje. Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Women's Ensemble by Tina Leser with Painting and Mandolin. May 10 1955. Dan Arje papers. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 17 Jul 2019.

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