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The Exact Dress of the Head

Drawing
1725-1726 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

1 of 30 drawings (including title) of women's hats and headdresses


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Pen and ink and watercolour on paper pasted into a sketchbook
Brief Description
Bernard Lens. 1 of 30 drawings from series titled "The Exact Dress of the Head". 1725-26
Physical Description
1 of 30 drawings (including title) of women's hats and headdresses
Dimensions
  • Volume height: 7.375in
  • Volume width: 9.625in
Credit line
Purchase.
Object history
On tour with 'Princely Treasures: European Masterpieces 1600 - 1800' from 2 May 2011.
Bibliographic References
  • Nevinson, John Lea, ed. Lens, Bernard. The exact Dress of the Head. London: Costume Society c/o Victoria and Albert Museum, 1970.
  • Levey, Santina. Lace: A History. London: V&A, Leeds: W.S. Maney, 1983. 67 p., 295 fig.
  • Princely treasures. European masterpieces 1600-1800 from the Victoria and Albert Museum, S. Medlam and L. Miller ed., London, 2011, p. 162, illus.
  • Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1926, London: Board of Education, 1927.
Collection
Accession Number
E.1677-1926

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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