Artist's smock

American (New England)
early 20th century
Worn by Arthur Stone (American, born in England, 1847–1938)

Object Place: New England, United States


123 x 88 cm (48 7/16 x 34 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with cotton embroidery, and mother-of-pearl buttons

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Gray cotton embroidered with blue cotton at smocking on chest and at wrists, outlining at front, shoulders, collar, cuffs; blue cotton and white silk embroidered monogram on collar (left), chisel in cartouche on left sleeve, dragon with chisel on pocket (lower right). Front partial closure with four albacore buttons; gathered at top back; double shoulder bands; triangular gussets at armpits.


Worn by Arthur J. Stone (1847-1938) of Gardner Mass. (American Decorative Arts Dept. holds tools)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Alma Bent in memory of Annie E. Priest