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Deaccessioned June 26, 2014

Cape

French
mid-19th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

209.5 cm (82 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

46.865

Medium or Technique

Wool, velvet; darned

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Short hooded cape made of light neutral wool edged with neutral brown velvet, lined with wool; patched, darned; said to have been used by the painter Jean François Millet on a great many of his models; given by Millet to one of his students, Miss Elizabeth Nourse, and by her to the donor’s mother. See notes on the collection.

Provenance

1946, gift of Mrs. W. M. Allison to the MFA (Accession date: September 12, 1946); June 25, 2014, deaccessioned by the MFA for sale through Augusta Auctions, Bellows Falls, VT.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. W. M. Allison