Pair of socks

English
about 1823


Object Place: England

Dimensions

35 x 22 cm (13 3/4 x 8 11/16 in. )

Accession Number

65.17a-b

Medium or Technique

Silk knit

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Knitted. Pinkish mauve with white toes and heels. According to an inscription on the envelope containing them, found among the effects of Oliver Wendell Holmes, the Jurist, these stockings were bought in England by his “grandfather Jackson” (the lawyer Charles Jackson, his maternal grandfather). Jackson visited England in 1823, a date which corresponds reasonably with the style of the stockings. Good condition.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes for the Edward Jackson Holmes Collection