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Suit

Designer:
Newton (British)
Date:
1829
Culture:
British
Medium:
wool (a, b), silk (b)
Credit Line:
Purchase, NAMSB Foundation Inc. Gift, and Judith and Gerson Leiber Fund, 1995
Accession Number:
1995.292a–c
Not on view
The well-padded upper chest has generally been a sign of masculine power, although there have been periods when a less muscular silhouette has prevailed. When a full chest was preferred, wool felt or cotton padding-sometimes an inch thick, as here-was inserted between a man's jacket and its lining.
Marking: [label] "Newton Maker, Bold St."
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