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Hunting Coat

1810-1820 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Woollen superfine cloth and metal buttons, part-lined with woven sateen and cotton, hand-sewn
Brief Description
Hunting coat with M-notch lapels and metal buttons, Great Britain, 1810-20
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.
Credit line
Purchased with Art Fund support and assistance from the Friends of the V&A, and a number of private donors
Summary
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.
Collection
Accession Number
T.100-2003

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record createdMarch 11, 2004
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