Collection Online
Medium
wool, cotton, silk
Measurements
(a) 43.0 cm (centre back) 28.5 cm (waist, flat) (bodice)
(b) 140.0 cm (centre back) 25.5 cm (waist, flat) (skirt)
Place/s of Execution
Australia
Inscription
none
Accession Number
D102.a-b-1971
Department
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Mr J. G. H. Sprigg, 1971
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Creative Victoria through Culture Victoria
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Equestrienne outfit of navy blue twill wool, comprising bodice and skirt. (a) Bodice has a high neck with centre front fastening with a series of hooks and loops, long fitted sleeves, centre front closure of left side trimmed with 25 false silk covered buttons, and 3 matching buttons on each cuff, trimmed with black silk braid. Bodice has an inner waistband and is lined with pale green cotton. The lining is padded and quilted. Peplum at back is divided and decorated with two buttons and silk braid. (b) Matching long skirt, gathered at waist with a wrap-over, closing at left side and cut for riding side-saddle. Skirt is unlined.