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Pumps

Date:
1873
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk, metal thread
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Stewart Waller, 1950
Accession Number:
C.I.50.12.1a, b
Not on view

In the first half of the nineteenth century, women's shoes and boots with flat soles were fashionable, but mules and slippers with heels had returned as a popular style by the 1870s. Embroidery, beading, ribbon- and canvas work are techniques that frequently appear on surviving shoes from this period. The rich colors of this exquisite French example attest to the widespread use of aniline dyes by the second half of the nineteenth century.

Marking: [label] Chaussures pour Dames/ .A. PETIT,/a Paris/ue S'. Honore. 3334 Maison/A Trouville
[label] (inside shoes) Droit; Gouche
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Vanity Fair: A Treasure Trove from the Costume Institute," December 15, 1977–September 3, 1978.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Orientalism: Visions of the East in Western Dress," December 8, 1994–March 19, 1995.

Saint Louis Art Museum. "Vanity Fair: Four Centuries of Fashion from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 3, 1979–April 1, 1979.

Iowa State University. "The Great American Foot," April 14, 1978–November 4, 1980.

Museum of Arts and Design. "The Great American Foot," April 14, 1978–June 30, 1978.

Junior Arts Center. "The Great American Foot," October 30, 1978–December 4, 1978.

Palace of Fine Arts. "The Great American Foot," January 28, 1979–March 4, 1979.

Bellevue Arts Museum. "The Great American Foot," April 6, 1979–May 2, 1979.

Milwaukee Art Museum. "The Great American Foot," July 1, 1979–September 9, 1979.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. "The Great American Foot," January 4, 1980–February 8, 1980.

Utah Museum of Fine Arts. "The Great American Foot," March 1, 1980–April 5, 1980.

San Antonio Museum of Art. "The Great American Foot," May 13, 1980–June 7, 1980.

Museum of Texas Tech University. "The Great American Foot," June 29, 1980–August 3, 1980.

Orlando Museum of Art. "The Great American Foot," August 5, 1980–September 29, 1980.

Huntington Museum of Art. "The Great American Foot," October 20, 1980–November 4, 1980.

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