La Comedie Italienne HERMES Silk Jacquard with Lute and Guitar pattern

Paris – a closer look…

I am in Paris!  I love this city and never tire of visiting.  This time, we are fortunate to be staying at a friend’s very charming apartment on the Île Saint-Louis.  This is the little sister island next to the Île de la Cite, where Notre Dame has been standing guard over Paris for the past 850 years. Connected by bridges to the “continent”, as the locals call the rest of Paris, this tiny island has a definite village feel and it is very easy to forget that one is in fact in a major metropolitan city.

Yesterday, we stumbled upon the Musée Carnavalet in the heart of Le Marais.  This free museum houses an impressive collection of art, artifacts and furnishings and traces the development of Paris through the ages.  Over 100 galleries offer something for everyone.

I was particularly pleased to find several characters from one of my favorite Hermès scarves, the La Comédie Italienne, here:

Gate at the Musée Carnavalet, Le Marais, Paris
Gate at the Musée Carnavalet, Le Marais, Paris

Musée Carnavalet, Le Marais, Paris

Musée Carnavalet, Le Marais, Paris, Interior Court Yard
Musee Carnavalet, Interior Court Yard
La Comedie Italienne, Painting Description, Musée Carnavalet
La Comedie Italienne
La Comedie Italienne, Painting, Musée Carnavalet
La Comedie Italienne, Musée Carnavalet

 

 

La Comédie Italienne, Hermès Jacquard Scarf
La Comédie Italienne, Hermès Jacquard Scarf, Philippe Ledoux, 1962

Below some of the Characters as Statues from these popular plays:

Arlequin and Pantalon Statues, Musée Carnavalet in the heart of Le Marais
Arlequin and Pantalon Statues
The Doctor and Brighella Statues Statues, Musée Carnavalet in the heart of Le Marais
The Doctor and Brighella Statues
La Comedie Italienne, Hermes Jacquard Scarf
La Comedie Italienne, Hermes Jacquard Scarf

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