Dress (Mantua) with Train, anonymous, 1759

Dress (Mantua) with Train, anonymous, 1759

silk, w 60cm × d 4cm More details

On her wedding day in 1759 Helena Slicher wore this gown with a skirt no less than two-metres wide! The skirt is supported by large panniers, side hoops around the hips. Unusually, this dress combines two different types of court dress. The bodice with a ‘tail’ follows the English court dress, a mantua, while the loose train was popular primarily on the Continent. (Please check the folder for additional details.)

This work belongs to Dress (Mantua) with Train (BK-1978-247)

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