Boy’s Coat, anonymous, c. 1770 - c. 1780

Boy’s Coat, anonymous, c. 1770 - c. 1780

silk, h 46cm More details

This coat was probably worn by Willem Hendrik Heemstra, who was born in 1779. In this period it was not unusual for boys and men to wear pink, a colour then not yet associated with girls. Men’s fashion dictated that the front was cut curving far back. As a result, the coat could only be fastened across the chest with a hook and eye.

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