Date: ca. 1750
Medium: linen, cane
Credit Line: Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1973
Accession Number: 1973.65.2
Gowns in the eighteenth century were supported by rounded side hoops of different extension and depth. In this example the wider dress would be narrower in profile. A woman so garbed had to pass through a doorway sideways.