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Purple and White Checkered Shawl, from the Estate of Emilie Flöge, c. 1910

Leopold Museum,
108×106 cm


  • Emilie Flöge

    (Vienna 1874–1952 Vienna)

  • Wiener Werkstätte
Unfortunately not on display at the moment
The shawl’s fine, checkered pattern in white and purple hints at Emilie Flöge’s (1874–1952) interest in geometric shapes. The light, transparent fabric illustrates the frequent combination of softly draping textiles and more solid materials in articles of clothing in the early 20th century to make for a lighter overall impression. Thin, transparent fabrics were for instance preferred for collars and sleeves. Despite Emilie Flöge’s fascination with black-and-white patterns, she also employed colorful patterns and fabrics. She traveled to Paris and London several times a year, where she found inspiration in current fashion trends and purchased fabrics with extraordinary patterns from which she would then create new pieces of clothing or accessories for her (reform) dresses.

Object data

  • Design: Emilie Flöge
  • Execution: Wiener Werkstätte
Purple and White Checkered Shawl, from the Estate of Emilie Flöge
c. 1910
Art movement
Wiener Werkstätte
Arts and crafts
108×106 cm
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 6377
Inventory access
Accession 2019
Selection of Reference works
  • Klimt persönlich. Bilder - Briefe - Einblicke, hrsg. von Tobias G. Natter/Franz Smola, Wien 2012 (Ausst.-Kat. Leopold Museum, Wien, 24.02.2012–27.08.2012).

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Provenance research
Leopold Museum i

Emilie Louise Flöge, Wien (bis 1952);
Nachlass nach Emilie Louise Flöge, Wien (1952);
Dr. Jutta und Dr. Wolfgang Fischer, Wien (o.D.);
Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, Wien (seit 2019); (1)

  1. Archiv des Leopold Museums, Kaufvertrag und Rechnung vom 07.06.2019

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