User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Figured silk taffeta dress

Ground blue and light brown changeable taffeta with all-over powdered pattern of floral sprays in blue and light brown figure; fitted bodice and bell-shaped sleeves trimmed with 2 kinds of brown fringe, full gathered skirt. Worn by Mary Langdon Wales Bowlend (Mrs. Col. Thomas) Reed (1806-86)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Robert Cushman

French, about 1850

Object Place

France

Accession Number

46.686

Medium or Technique

Silk; Taffeta

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes