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Ensemble Date: ca. 1740 Culture: British Medium: silk, metallic thread Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 38 1/2 in. (97.8 cm) L... Accession Number: 1977.309.1a, b

Krea was proud and selfish, one would think her heart was small and dry, but in reality, her heart was large, and full of emotion that she hid deep inside her, about ready to burst.

Robe à l'Anglaise (rear view), 1740–60, British, silk. The wide skirts, which were often open at the front to expose a highly decorated underskirt ( not shown), were supported by panniers created from padding and hoops of different materials such as cane, baleen or metal. (c) Metropolitan Museum of Art

Ensemble, ca. 1740, British, silk, metallic thread, rear view showing full skirts to Frockcoat (c) Metropolitan Museum of Art

Robe à l'Anglaise (rear view), 1740–60, British, silk. The robes à l'anglaise are renowned for the beauty of their textiles and the meticulous fit of their bodice back. (c) Metropolitan Museum of Art

Dress (Robe à l'Anglaise) Date: ca. 1780 Culture: British Medium: cotton, flax Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 58 in. (147.3 cm) Length at CB (b): 37 in. (94 cm) Credit Line: Gifts in memory of Elizabeth Lawrence, 1982 Accession Number: 1982.291a, b This artwork is not on display