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dress back 1952.365/2

Object Name: dress

Place of Creation: Europe, United Kingdom
Date: 1785-1795

Accession Number: 1952.365/2
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • silk
  • linen
Support
 
Technique
  • Painted
Description

Open gown and petticoat of cream silk, painted with sprays of leaves, flowers and fruit, mainly in red, blue and green. The bodice is lined with white linen, is boned and comes to a sharp point at the back and features long, fitted sleeves. Gown skirt is cut with a wide circular train. Silk painted in China, exported to Britain, and made up by a mantua-maker. Dress shows various signs of contemporary alteration and is reputed to have been worn as late as 1806.

Dimensions

Type: Robe CF
Height: 147.3 cm
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Type: Robe CB
Height: 193
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Type: Shoulder to waist
Height: 36.8
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Type: Waist
Height:
Width: 58.4
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Type: Skirt CF
Height: 96.5
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Type: Skirt CB
Height: 109.2
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Type: Hem
Height:
Width: 315
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