66 cm (26 in.); Legacy dimension: .66 from the shoulder to the bottom of the garment
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Light green and light violet stripes, the violet stripes are detailed with green, the green ones with black and white. Down the front are two rows of brocade buttons. The back has been ripped out. Worn by Mr. Matthew Ridley, a maternal ancestor of the donors, who died in 1789. See notes on 17.1440-17.1445.
1770s/1780s, Matthew Ridley (b. 1746 - d. 1789), Baltimore; by descent to his daughter, Susan Anne Livingston Ridley (Mrs. Theodore Sedgwick; b. 1788 - d. 1867), Stockbridge, MA; to her son, Theodore Sedgwick, III (b. 1811 - d. 1859), Stockbridge; to his daughter, Susan Ridley Sedgwick (Mrs. Charles Eliot Norton; b. 1838 - d. 1872), Cambridge, MA; to her daughters, Sara, Elizabeth, and Margaret Norton, Cambridge; 1917, gift of Sara, Elizabeth, and Margaret Norton to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 5, 1917)
Gift of the Misses Sara, Elizabeth Gaskell and Margaret Norton