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Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Name-CRT: American
Title: Walking dress
Title Type: Object name
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1836
Creation End Date: 1840
Creation Date: ca. 1838
Object Type: Costume and Jewelry
Classification Term: Main dress-Womenswear
Materials and Techniques: Silk
Dimensions: (a) L. at center back 55 1/2 in. (141 cm);(b) W. 27 in. (68.5 cm), L. 30 1/2 in. (77.5 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 26.250.1ab
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. James Sullivan, in memory of Mrs. Luman Reed, 1926

The 1830s silhouette was created by a corseted, raised waistline; here a bell-shaped skirt reveals the lower ankle. By the late 1830s, the gigot sleeve was collapsing at the sleeve cap, but in this case, its detachable pelerine, or capelet, sustained the broad triangulated shoulder line of the period.

AMICA ID: MMA_.26.250.1ab
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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