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On display at V&A South Kensington
Fashion, Room 40

Shirt

1846 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Men's shirts subtly changed in shape throughout the 1800s. This is typical of 1840s fashions with its high collar, gathered frills and pleated sleeves. The amount of exposed shirt front depended on the style of the waistcoat which was sometimes cut very low. Occasionally the front was entirely covered by a colourful cravat.
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Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Linen
Brief Description
Menswear shirt, linen with frilled front, Britain, 1846
Marks and Inscriptions
Handwritten in ink with 'J. Waugh No 7 1846' on lower left side of front panel.
Credit line
Given bv Miss F. G. Waugh
Summary
Men's shirts subtly changed in shape throughout the 1800s. This is typical of 1840s fashions with its high collar, gathered frills and pleated sleeves. The amount of exposed shirt front depended on the style of the waistcoat which was sometimes cut very low. Occasionally the front was entirely covered by a colourful cravat.
Collection
Accession Number
T.104-1934

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record createdMarch 11, 2005
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