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The Exact Dress of the Head

1725-1726 (made)
Place of origin

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

Object details

Object type
TitleThe Exact Dress of the Head (series title)
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
  • Volume height: 7.375in
  • Volume width: 9.625in
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.
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Record createdJune 30, 2009
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