Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.

Hunting coat

Hunting coat

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1810-1820 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woollen superfine cloth and metal buttons, part-lined with woven sateen and cotton, hand-sewn

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with Art Fund support and assistance from the Friends of the V&A, and a number of private donors

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

As well as being a popular sport, hunting acquired a greater social status than ever during the 19th and early 20th century. To be seen on the hunting field was an essential attribute of social success. This important collection from Castle Howard, Yorkshire, includes seven scarlet coats and one blue coat as well as waistcoats, breeches, stockings and boots. Many of the coats have hunt buttons engraved with foxes and initials to denote the various hunts the members belonged to, such as Holderness, Eton and Bedale.

Physical description

Red tail coat with waist seam and lapels with an M notch. The coat is double breasted and has 9 gold buttons cast with a heraldic crest. Each cuff is fastened with 3 smaller buttons of the same design. It is made of superfine cloth and has a sateen lining under the arms and the sleeves are lined with white cotton and red sateen.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1810-1820 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Woollen superfine cloth and metal buttons, part-lined with woven sateen and cotton, hand-sewn

Descriptive line

Hunting coat with M-notch lapels and metal buttons, Great Britain, 1810-20


Clothing; Fashion; Sport; Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.