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gown 1951.11

Object Name: gown & banyan

Place of Creation: Europe, United Kingdom, England
Date: 1760-1780

Accession Number: 1951.11
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • cotton
  • printed

Printed, quilted cotton with attached waistcoat fronts. Cotton, printed with running sprig pattern enclosing small sprays in blue, red and fawn, quilted, with plain cotton back, four sections, open centre front, sides wrapping over to fasten on opposite side with six tasselled cords, right over left, high standing collar fastened with covered button and buttonhole at neck, sleeves long with deep turn back cuffs, inner waistcoat front sewn to side seams, fastening to neck with twelve buttons, covered in red and white knitted cotton, pocket flaps, no pockets.
Slightly stained and darned.

Reputedly worn by George lll, and presented by him to his Lord Chamberlain's secretary as a perquisite.


Type: Length (waistcoat)
Height: 75 cm

Type: Length (whole)
Height: 142.5