18th century: Robe à l'Anglaise

Robe a l’anglaise ca. 1780 From the Costume Museum of Canada

Robe a l’anglaise ca. 1780 From the Costume Museum of Canada

Robe à l'Anglaise, vers 1780-1785.

Robe à l'Anglaise, vers 1780-1785.

Robe à l'Anglaise: ca. 1784-1787, French, cotton, metal, silk.

Robe à l'Anglaise: ca. 1784-1787, French, cotton, metal, silk.

Robe à l'Anglaise  Date:     1784–87 Culture:     French Medium:     cotton, metal, silk

Robe à l'Anglaise Date: 1784–87 Culture: French Medium: cotton, metal, silk

Detail back view, robe à l'Anglaise ensemble, England, 1780-1790. Polychrome wool crewel embroidery with floral sprays on white linen.

Detail back view, robe à l'Anglaise ensemble, England, 1780-1790. Polychrome wool crewel embroidery with floral sprays on white linen.

Embroidered dress, English, c. 1774. Worn by descendants of Rev Thomas Hodges who married Mary Davies, born 1750 only daughter of Rev Henry Davies, in October 1783 at Eastington. The Hodges family had an unbroken lineage at Arlingham since the early 16th century. The dress must have been worn by Mary's daughter. This dress has a copy of the original bill dated 22 April 1774 and addressed to "Miss Davis" from "Jane Gadby  Co."

Embroidered dress, English, c. 1774. Worn by descendants of Rev Thomas Hodges who married Mary Davies, born 1750 only daughter of Rev Henry Davies, in October 1783 at Eastington. The Hodges family had an unbroken lineage at Arlingham since the early 16th century. The dress must have been worn by Mary's daughter. This dress has a copy of the original bill dated 22 April 1774 and addressed to "Miss Davis" from "Jane Gadby Co."

Cream silk tambour embroidered closed gown, 1780s.  Fashion Museum Bath.

Cream silk tambour embroidered closed gown, 1780s. Fashion Museum Bath.

Robe a l'Anglaise, 1780

Robe a l'Anglaise, 1780

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS: 18th Century Dress Overdress, 1780, silk, L 62 in. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York, Gift of Douglas Robinson, N0219.1962a

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS: 18th Century Dress Overdress, 1780, silk, L 62 in. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York, Gift of Douglas Robinson, N0219.1962a

Eighteenth century wedding ensembleworn by Miss Jane Bailey on the day of her marriage to James Wickham, 1780

Eighteenth century wedding ensembleworn by Miss Jane Bailey on the day of her marriage to James Wickham, 1780

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