"Winged Victory" dress silk, Mallinson's La Victoire series II
- Displayed at the top of a staircase in the Louvre Museum in Paris since 1884, the Greek statue called “The Winged Victory of Samothrace” depicts the goddess Nike, or Victory. The statue’s symbolism served as the basis for this design of stripes containing "Winged Victory" motifs, printed in 4 colors on a tan ground of the manufacturer’s popular "Pussy Willow" fabrication. It is one of the second series of La Victoire prints, produced by H.R. Mallinson & Co. in conjunction with the Peace Conference that followed the signing of the Armistice ending the fighting in World War I.
- Currently not on view
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
- H. R. Mallinson & Co. Inc.
- date made
- Credit Line
- Gift of H.R. Mallinson & Co., Inc.
- Physical Description
- silk (overall material)
- tan ground (overall color)
- plain weave, cylinder printed (overall production method/technique)
- overall: 36 in x 40 in; 91.44 cm x 101.6 cm
- Object Name
- fabric length