Woman's cap

Woman's mourning cap

American
late 18th to early 19th century
Elizabeth Hyslop (Sumner) (American, 1757–1810)


Object Place: Roxbury, Massachusetts, United States; Place of Manufacture: England (gauze); Place of Manufacture: Ipswich, Massachusetts, United States (lace)

Dimensions

47 x 32 cm (18 1/2 x 12 5/8 in.) measured flat on side for storage including ties

Accession Number

49.1003

Medium or Technique

Silk embroidered gauze, silk lace (trim) and ribbon

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Black embroidered gauze and lace mourning cap, black silk band and ribbon ties. (Lace trim probably made in Ipswich, Massachusetts, and embroidered gauze probably made in England)

Provenance

May have been worn in the 18th century by Elizabeth Hyslop Sumner (1757-1810), wife of Massachusetts Governor Increase Sumner (1746-1799); Inherited by Elizabeth Hyslop Sumner's great-ganddaughter Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent (born 1858) of New York City; Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent, to MFA 1949

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent