Banyan Date: second half 18th century Culture: European Medium: silk, wool, linen Dimensions: (a) Length at CB: 54 1/2 in. (138.4 cm) (b) Length at CB: 30 in. (76.2 cm) (c) Length at CB: 17 in. (43.2 cm) Credit Line: Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1956 Accession Number: C.I.56.5.1a–c

Banyan Date: second half 18th century Culture: European Medium: silk, wool, linen Dimensions: (a) Length at CB: 54 1/2 in. (138.4 cm) (b) Length at CB: 30 in. (76.2 cm) (c) Length at CB: 17 in. (43.2 cm) Credit Line: Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1956 Accession Number: C.I.56.5.1a–c

1815-1822. This nightgown is an example of one type of informal clothing worn by men in the early 19th century. Nightgowns were worn over shirt and breeches, in the privacy of home before noon or late at night.

1815-1822. This nightgown is an example of one type of informal clothing worn by men in the early 19th century. Nightgowns were worn over shirt and breeches, in the privacy of home before noon or late at night.

By the 1780s waistcoats had lost their skirts and were cut straight across at the lower hem, for all but evening and Court dress. A small collar appeared, echoing the development of the coat collar, and by the 1790s it had grown to the generous size seen here, with large revers (lapels). The double-breasted style, in both coats and waistcoats, was also a fashion that began in the 1780s. A network of violet and cream-coloured silk ribbons has been applied to this waistcoat, with buttons…

By the 1780s waistcoats had lost their skirts and were cut straight across at the lower hem, for all but evening and Court dress. A small collar appeared, echoing the development of the coat collar, and by the 1790s it had grown to the generous size seen here, with large revers (lapels). The double-breasted style, in both coats and waistcoats, was also a fashion that began in the 1780s. A network of violet and cream-coloured silk ribbons has been applied to this waistcoat, with buttons…

A Gentleman with his dog Date ca. 1815. This would be an example of a non-blue tailcoat with brass buttons.

A Gentleman with his dog Date ca. 1815. This would be an example of a non-blue tailcoat with brass buttons.

Circle of Jacques-Louis David, Portrait of the Flautist Francois Devienne, c. 1792

Circle of Jacques-Louis David, Portrait of the Flautist Francois Devienne, c. 1792

"Military influence in the Spencer jacket, with braided piping, 1815. Image: Kyoto Costume Institute."

"Military influence in the Spencer jacket, with braided piping, 1815. Image: Kyoto Costume Institute."

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