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Art Socks: "The Lunatic of Étretat"
Art Socks: "The Lunatic of Étretat"
Chrysler Museum of Art

Art Socks: "The Lunatic of Étretat"

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In The Lunatic of Étretat (1871), French artist Hugues Merle (1823 - 1881) depicts the plight of the dispossessed and poor with utter, even hysterical, despair. The woman’s face is a mask of suffering while she cradles, not a sleeping baby, but a wooden log! Is Merle’s “lunatic” mourning the loss of a child, or mad with longing for one? With no clear answer visible, we are left to ponder her fate.

We worked closely with one of the leading commercial knitters of hosiery in the world to produce this finely detailed version for our Lunatic socks, available exclusively from the Chrysler Museum Shop.

  • Produced exclusively for the Chrysler Museum of Art
  • Limited edition
  • High quality knitted socks (not printed) means the design won't wash out
  • Mid-length crew fits most sizes
  • Packaged in a box
  • 70% Cotton
  • 20% Nylon
  • 10% Elastane
 Wash Cold Wash in cold water
Do not bleach Do not bleach
Do not iron Do not iron
Hang to dry for best results Hang dry for best results

One Size Fits Most:


 Unit Fits Sizes
US Men's Shoe Size 7 - 10
US Women's Shoe Size 6 - 9
UK Shoe Size 6.5 - 9.5
European Shoe Size 40 - 43
Inches 9.6 - 10.6
Centimeters 24.4 - 27

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