Henri Rousseau (1844-1910) was a French tax inspector, and only became serious about painting when he retired, but then his life got even more serious as he was imprisoned for fraud. In fact, he was only released from prison in order to complete this huge 5 x 6 feet painting.
He never travelled abroad, so his paintings are all derived from travel books, and visits to the Paris Botanical Gardens - hence the upside down bananas and the imaginary jungle! Very impressionistic.
All the same, Picasso much admired him, and we love this painting as a scarf. We're sure you would do too.
The image frame is a Weston Malachite.
It is exclusive to this website, and despite the huge amount of research, rights negotiations, image testing on silk, and the licensing fees paid for some of the images the price is similar to other stocked scarves.
The image has been made available by courtesy of the Cleveland Museum Of Art.