Pair of women's buckle shoes

European
1770–1780s


Object Place: Europe

Dimensions

10.2 x 8.6 x 22.7 cm (4 x 3 3/8 x 8 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

44.490a-b

Medium or Technique

Printed alum tanned leather, applied colors, wood heel.

Out on Loan

On display at Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX, August 27, 2017 – December 31, 2017

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Polychrome printed white leather upper in motif of lace ribbons, flowers and birds; latchets cross over square tongue (no buckle); butted side and back seams; white leather binding at top, over side and back seams. Pointed toe. Louis heel covered like upper, top piece. Leather sole and insole. White leather welt and lining. Condition: printing badly worn, especially at toes; binding worn.

Provenance

1944, gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick (b. 1873 - d. 1957), Chicago, to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 15, 1944)

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection