Center back: 73.7 cm (29 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk plain weave with cotton embroidery
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Buff silk sleeveless child’s dress with shoulder smocking and vertical pleats down front and back. Neckline, armholes and hem embroidered with light and dark blue cotton yarns in abstract floral pattern. Loops on side each side indicate originally worn with belt. Worn by donor’s mother, Betsy Beinecke Shirley.
Worn by Betsy Beinecke Shirley (donor's mother); inherited by Jody Gill; Gift of Jody Gill to the MFA, June 27, 2007.
Gift of Jody S. Gill and Betsy S. Michel