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Dress

Dress

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1850 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the executors of Mrs Watkin Roberts

  • Museum number:

    T.20-1933

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This dress was worn by Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (1840-1910). When it came into the museum's collections it was accompanied by a label inscribed "His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales' silk frock in 1843. Same frock as in picture." The picture referred to is a portrait of the Prince as a young child of about three standing against a large claw-footed seat on which rests a black hat trimmed with white feather plumes. It was painted for Queen Victoria in 1843 by the artist Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-1873), and is in the Royal Collections.

Physical description

(original 1933 catalogue entry) Child's dress. White silk. The frock has a plain neck and fastens behind. The bodice is pleated, the skirts are full and gathered to the waist. The latter [the skirts] are decorated with a vertical row of buttons and three horizontal flounces terminating in a button in front where they turn and run up [to] the waist. Short sleeves with double band and buttons.
Apparently the dress worn by King Edward VII when Prince of Wales, in the portrait by Winterhalter at Windsor Castle. Cf the Crossley Mosaic panel T.61-1929.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1850 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silk

Dimensions

Length: 16 in, Width: 10 in [across] shoulders

Object history note

Worn by Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (1840-1910); given by the executors of Mrs Watkin Roberts (deceased) (RF 1933/ 448). Accompanied by label now attached to register in FTF "His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales' silk frock in 1843. Same frock as in picture." The picture referred to is a portrait of the Prince as a young child standing against a large claw-footed seat on which rests a black hat trimmed with white feather plumes. It was painted for Queen Victoria in 1843 by the artist Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-1873), and is in the Royal Collections.

Descriptive line

Boy's dress of ivory-coloured silk, worn by Albert Edward, Prince of Wales; English, ca. 1843

Materials

Silk

Techniques

Stitching; Tucking

Categories

Children's clothes; Children & Childhood; Royalty; Europeana Fashion Project

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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