Wool dress, England 1836 - 1838 The fitted bodice has a low, round neck and a slightly high waistline. The skirt is box-pleated more tightly at the centre back. The sleeves are set low, tightly pleated below the shoulder. They have been altered by having the fullness reduced and a frill attached at the elbow. The sleeve puffs are stiffened with calico and supported with tapes.
1820-30: Cossack trousers were introduced to Britain in 1814 when Tsar Aleksandr I travelled to London from Russia for the peace celebrations that followed Napoleon Bonaparte's abdication in April of that year
Mourning gown (1885-1890) Artist/s name MME DELBARRE, London (dressmaker) Medium silk (moiré, velvet, satin, lace), cotton Place/s of Execution England Accession Number D74.a-b-1976 Credit Line National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne