Detail of fabric from white, silk, mantua dress; 1746-1750

 
Detail of fabric from white, silk, mantua dress; 1746-1750
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

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Detail of fabric from white, silk, brocade Mantua dress with a large sparay of naturalistic flowers.
A Mantua (from the French Manteuil ) is an article of women's clothing worn in the late seventeenth century and eighteenth century. Originally a loose gown, the later mantua was an overgown or robe typically worn over stays, stomacher and a co-ordinating petticoat.

Image Details

Date
 
1746 n/a - 1750 n/a
Image Number
 
007578

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