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Gloves

Date:
1800–1810
Culture:
Spanish
Medium:
leather
Dimensions:
3 x 8 1/2 in. (7.6 x 21.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Brooklyn Museum Collection
Accession Number:
2009.300.2259a, b
Not on view
Fashioned from fine Spanish kid, these gloves embody high fashion with a double historical twist. The lattice pattern expresses the geometry of the newly-resurrected design vocbulary of the classical period, while the figures at the top are taken from a series of etchings by Jacques Callot (1592-1635) entitled Varie Figure Gobbi (Various Hunchbacked Figures) ca. 1622., which William Konig (active ca. 1721) interpreted in prints. Callot was an ancestor of the famed Parisian couturieres, The Callot Sisters.
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