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Doll in robe & petticoat

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1760 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    carved wooden doll with glass eyes, gesso and painting, wearing silk, cotton, lace, and leather clothing

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Wooden doll overpainted with gesso and paint, inset glass lozenge eyes, hand-painted features. Brown human hair wig. Jointed at elbows, hips and knees, with arms attached to torso with flexible fabric at shoulder. Wearing a white glazed cotton sack trimmed with blue silk ribbon bows at elbow, lace and cotton elbow ruffles, and pleated bands of the printed cotton down the front facings of the robe. Design of trailing tendrils with pink and blue flowerets and olive-brown leaves. Blue silk corset with matching blue silk stomacher attached to front of bodice. Pocket made from same printed cotton. Rich green ruched silk petticoat beneath, then white cotton petticoat and long white cotton/linen chemise. White knitted stockings with cream silk ribbon garters, green brocaded silk shoes with leather soles trimmed with white. Cream silk gauze cap trimmed with pink ruched silk ribbon, lined in silk Also accompanied by a yellow silk dress and a green satin hoop (catalogued separately)

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


ca. 1760 (made)



Materials and Techniques

carved wooden doll with glass eyes, gesso and painting, wearing silk, cotton, lace, and leather clothing

Descriptive line

Doll, carved wood with glass eyes, wearing printed cotton robe and petticoat


Wood; Glass; Gesso; Paint; Chintz; Cotton; Silk; Lace; Ribbon, silk; Wool; Leather



Subjects depicted

Flowers; Leaves


Dolls & Toys; Fashion; Accessories; Hats & headwear; Underwear; Clothing; Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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