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 The Magritte Museum

The Magritte Museum

The bowler hat, which is stereotypically thought to be worn by well-bred Englishman, actually started as a working-class man’s hat.  It was created in the 19th Century by hat-makers Thomas and William Bowler — hence, its name — for gamekeepers who found that their traditional high hat kept getting knocked off and damaged by low-hanging branches.  The bowlder subsequently became adopted as “city gent’s” wear, although, nowadays, no one really wears them outside of “Being There” and Magritte paintings.

This original painting is:

• 36 x 48 on 1.5” gallery-wrapped canvas

• acrylic

• wired and ready to hang

Additional original paintings are available.  Email for a link to complete listing.

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