Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
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Robe a l'Anglaise of the Duchess of Choiseul

Posted on October 4, 2013


Object ID: 34.085a/b
Creator: Unidentified dressmaker
Title: Robe a l'Anglaise of the Duchess of Choiseul
Date: ca. 1780
Culture: French
Period: 18th C.
Dimensions: Width of of robe at bottom: 70.47", length of collar to hem: 53.35", length of left arm: 22.8", length of right arm: 23.6", length of left trumpet sleeve: 11.42", length of right trumpet sleeve: 10.24"
Materials: Silk, brocade, linen, chenille, gimp, lace, twill, fasteners, hooks, and eyes, snaps
Credit: Purchased from the Edgar L. Ashley Collection with funds from the Carnegie Foundation
Conservation: Conserved by Museum Textile Services through the Ann H. Murray Art Conservation Fund thanks to donations from the Wheaton College Friends of Art and from Blake Funston, Class of 2012.
Provenance: circa 1780, collection of Louise Honorize Crozat, the Duchess of Choiseul (1735-1801); 1801-early 20th century, unidentified collection(s); by 1934, collection of Edgar Louis Ashley (b. 1881); 1934, purchased by Wheaton College.

Provenance research conducted by Alinafe Chanza, Jonathan Friedman, and Cora Kohn, Class of 2017


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