1954.0051.001 Dress, Short gown
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Short gown

  • Category:

    Textiles (Clothing)

  • Place of Origin:

  • Secondary Place of Origin:

    Possibly United Kingdom, Europe

  • Date:


  • Materials:


  • Techniques:

    Block printed, Mordant style, Woven (plain)

  • Museum Object Number:


  • Complete Details

Object Number


Object Name

Short gown


Textiles (Clothing)

Credit Line/Donor

Gift of Henry Francis du Pont

Origin Notes

Creation refers to the printed textile.

Secondary Place of Origin

Possibly United Kingdom, Europe

Secondary Origin Notes

This short gown is made from fabric that may have been printed in England or Scotland between 1780 and 1802.






Block printed, Mordant style, Woven (plain)

Dimensions (inches)

23 (H) , 42 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

58.42 (H) , 106.68 (W)

Measurement Notes

Measurements are approximate due to the inherent variability of textiles. Vertical repeat: 10 inches Selvedge width: 27 1/2 inches (RGW, 01/24/2014)

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Montgomery, Florence. 1970 Printed Textiles: English and American Cottons and Linens 1700-1850.
Published: p. 138, fig. 105
[Catalogue] Victoria and Albert Museum, et al. 1960 Catalogue of a Loan Exhibition of English Chintz: English Printed Fabrics from their Origins until the Present Day; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, May 18th to July 17th, 1960. 75
Similar textile, #30.
[Book] Eaton, Linda. 2014 Printed Textiles: British and American Cottons and Linens 1700-1850.
Published: p. 223, C129