A Mariano Fortuny stencilled velvet mantle, circa 1900-10
Of amber coloured velvet, with gilt stencilled foliate designs, lined in grey silk satin, a circular label to the lining 'Mariano Fortuny, Venise', 105 x 97cm.
For similar Fortuny mantles see: The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Norway, item number OK-1992-0128 and a seemingly identical example held by Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum.
Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo (11 May 18713 May 1949) was a Spanish artist and fashion designer, most well-known for his Delphos and Peplos dresses, which were Grecian style robes constructed from his unique patented finely pleated silk. Fortuny also patented a way of stencilling on velvet, creating his own dyes and printing blocks.