Not on view

The embroidered figure on these gloves is a lady in court dress complete with the fontanges, the hairstyle in vogue during the first decade of the eighteenth century. It is unusual to find a historical costume depicted on a fashionable accessory. It must have amused the lady who wore the gloves to compare the style of her grandmother’s day to the attire of her own time.

Gloves, leather, silk, British

Due to rights restrictions, this image cannot be enlarged, viewed at full screen, or downloaded.

Open Access

As part of the Met's Open Access policy, you can freely copy, modify and distribute this image, even for commercial purposes.


Public domain data for this object can also be accessed using the Met's Open Access API.