1785 - 1795
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Snowshill Wade Costume Collection, Gloucestershire
Dress; Open robe - Copper plate printed cotton. Brown on white, scenes from the Odyssey. 3 blue threads in selvedge. Bodice and sleeves lined with unbleached cotton. Bodice - low, curved neckline, edge-to-edge opening. No underarm seam. Back - one large panel to show printed scene. Pointed waist centre back. Shoulder piece widens towards back. Sleeves - 3 tucks at head. Straight to shaped elbow (one sleeve has wide, shaped cuff). Remains of cream silk ribbon edging trim to remaining cuff. No fastenings. Cf Victoria and Albert Museum 'English Printed Textiles' refers to Florence Montgomery 'Printed Textiles - English and American Cottons and Linens Fig. 289.
bought from F W Phillips, The Manor House, Hitchin, Hertfordshire for £4.15.0. Bill dated Jan 1913. CW E22