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Reproduction dress, Apron with belt, Embroidered pelerine, Day cap, and Shoes

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Hartford, United States

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Reproduction dress

Apron with belt, c. 1835–40. French. Embroidered silk. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. C. Alfred Weatherby in memory of Mrs. Charles N. Weatherby, 1929.124A,B

Embroidered pelerine, c. 1830. Probably French for the American market. Cotton. Costume and Textile Purchase Fund, 2012.31.6

Day cap, c. 1830. American, probably Massachusetts. Plain weave cotton. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone, 97.664.89

Shoes, 1832. American. Kid leather. Gift of Mrs. Charles Wilbur Cary, 1947.48–49

In the 1830s, some observers of Romanticism’s most extravagant forms found the mixing and exaggeration of historical elements, especially leg-o’-mutton sleeves, and the penchant for numerous embellishments—such as this embroidered apron and pelerine—ridiculous.

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  • Title: Reproduction dress, Apron with belt, Embroidered pelerine, Day cap, and Shoes
  • Type: Costume

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