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Boy and Girl

  • Object:

    Head scarf

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)
    France (designed)

  • Date:

    1947 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Derain, André, born 1880 - died 1954 (designer)
    Ascher Ltd (designed for)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed silk

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

White screen-printed silk near-square head scarf. With a design in black and blue with flesh colour and turquoise touches. A naive portrayal of a boy, shown in profile, wears a patterned (non-tartan) kilt and Glengarry style hat. He offers a bunch of flowers to a black-haired girl, shown full face, in a blue dress and striped stockings. Both wear button boots. A black dog leaps up between the two figures. The boy's face, hands and legs, and girl's hands, neck and cheeks are picked out in flesh colour. Standing on a turquoise blue-green ground surrounded by a blue and white frame. Scarf edges have not been rolled or finished.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)
France (designed)


1947 (made)


Derain, André, born 1880 - died 1954 (designer)
Ascher Ltd (designed for)

Materials and Techniques

Printed silk

Marks and inscriptions

Hand-written number

'a derain'
Artist's signature

Manufacturer's trademark


Height: 91 cm, Width: 93 cm

Object history note

Purchased. Registered File number 1992/465.

Descriptive line

Screen-printed silk 'Boy and Girl' head scarf, designed by André Derain, France, for Ascher Ltd., Great Britain, 1947

Production Note

Attribution note: 65th of 500


Silk (textile)



Subjects depicted

Girl; Bouquets; Boy; Dog


Fashion; Accessories; Textiles; Clothing; Hats & headwear

Production Type

Limited edition


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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