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Shirt: T.2-1948

Object information

Current Location: In storage






Bleached linen embroidered with lilac silk in double running and buttonhole stitch. Repeat pattern bands of acorns, leaf sprays, and snails worked either side of front opening, collar, sleeves and cuffs. Single band on centre back.


History note: Acquired by Miss D. Pleydell-Bouverie at Christie's sale, 8 July 1940, Lot No. 1609. Presented to this Red Cross sale by Mrs B. W. Bond.

Legal notes

Given by Miss D. Pleydell-Bouverie

Measurements and weight

Length: 51 in
Width: 17.5 in
Width: 47.5 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1948-04-17) by Pleydell-Bouverie, D. Miss


Late 16th or early 17th century
Circa 1575 CE - Circa 1624 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Sleeves Length 22.5 in

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.2-1948
Primary reference Number: 197652
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Created: Thursday 6 February 2014 Updated: Wednesday 13 September 2017 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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