Yellow high-waisted dress with long sleeves and straight long skirt; trimmed with cream silk satin bands with piping across front and back of bodice (á la Hussar), double bands at cuffs, and five rows along hem; fullness at back of skirt with gathers at waistband; hook closures at back of bodice
Written in ink on fabric label sewn inside bodice: "Dress Mrs. B. Welles, Boston, 1822-25, marked by her granddaughter G. W. Sargent 1906"
Worn by Mehetable Stoddard Sumner (Mrs. Benjamin Welles) (1784-1826) of Boston; Inherited by her granddaughter Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent (born 1858) of New York City; Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent, to MFA 1949
Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent
- Worn by Mehetable Stoddard Sumner (Welles), American, 1784–1826