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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1746-1823 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Paper, parchment, textiles

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Album consisting of ninety-seven pages of paper with textile samples and fashion plates attached. The album has a green parchment binding and more than half of the pages are blank. The samples and fashion plates are usually companied by descriptive notes.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1746-1823 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Paper, parchment, textiles


Height: 15 in, Width: 9.75 in, Depth: 2 - 3.25 in spine, Weight: 10.62 kg

Descriptive line

Album with textile samples and fashion plates, compiled by Barbara Johnson, England, 1746-1823.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Serena Dyer, 'Barbara Johnson's Album: Material LIteracy and Consumer Practice, 1746-1823'. Journal of British Studies, Vol. 42, no. 3 (2019), pp. 263-82.
Natalie Rothstein ed. Barbara Johnson's Album of Fashions and Fabrics (London: Thames and Hudson, 1987), facsimile with introduction.

Production Note

Compiled by Barbara Johnson between 1746-1823.


Fashion; Textiles; Books; Fashion plates; Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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