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Piece-work costume picture

Figure of a young man, standing, holding an envelope in his left hand and a cocked hat in his right. Flesh parts of painted paper; costume made up of mosaic of fragments of silk with gilt paper outlines. Figure pasted on plain sheet of paper painted with watercolors to show ground. Soiled.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Jason Westerfield

English, 18th century

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Medium or Technique

Painted paper


Textiles and Fashion Arts