Hugo Grygkar is the author of classic carrés including the celebrated Brides de gala. His design for Ex-Libris dates from 1946, revisited here with a new colour treatment. Named for the distinctive designs chosen by bibliophiles for their personal bookplates, the carré celebrates a drawing by Alfred de Dreux, chosen as a bookplate by Emile-Maurice Hermès in 1923, and still in the Hermès collection today: Duc carriage with horse attached, groom standing by. The simplified forms of the duc and groom are placed over the initials EMH. To either side, a caduceus symbolises peace and commerce. Over the years, the drawing became an emblem in its own right.
– 100% silk twill plume
– 140 x 140 cm
Comes with Hermes dust bag, authenticity card and box.