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White cotton empire-style dress with drawstring neckline, puffed sleeves with white satin ribbon tie; trained skirt. White cotton floral embroidery. Worn by Sarah Bowdoin (1761-1826), wife of Hon. James Bowdoin (1752-1811), U.S. Minister to Spain and Associate Minister to France, ca....

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Provenance

Worn by Sarah Bowdoin (1761-1826), wife of Hon. James Bowdoin (1752-1811), U.S. Minister to Spain and Associate Minister to France, about 1801-1809; decended through Bowdoin family; gift of Bowdoin family decendents in memory of Helen Kingsford Preston to MFA, 1989.

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Helen Kingsford Preston

French, about 1805

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Other (Center front): 121.9cm (48in.) Center back: 210.8 cm (83 in.)

Accession Number

1989.347

Medium or Technique

Embroidered white cotton mull

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes