Overdress of a robe à l’anglaise - ROM2010_11224_3


Overdress of a robe à l’anglaise

Medium:Chintz: painted and resist-dyed cotton tabby
Geography: English dress made of Indian export chintz
Date: c. 1780
118.5 cm
Object number: 972.202.12
Not on view
DescriptionThis cotton dress would have been the height of fashionable luxury both in terms of its fitted bodice and the distinctive textile from which it was made. The Indian chintz, with red speckled ground and a pattern of fancy stripes interlaced with flower sprays and garlands, is entirely hand-painted. It was designed as yardage that could be used for either costume or furnishing. It emulates the fashionable European woven silks of the period, clearly indicating that it was intended for Western consumption.
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