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Bull fighter's suit, in two pieces [knee breeches]

19th century

Object Place: Spain


76.5 cm (30 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk, wool, cotton; satin, embroidery, twill

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



(a) jacket of olive green satin, (now much worn, with many breaks) showing a blue cotton weft, heavily embroidered with silver thread of several types; colored and silver sequins, silver tinsel, and heavy stiff tassels, and fringe of silver, much of embroidery in high relief; jacket open down center front, long sleeves, lined in upper back wiht white cotton, throughout rest of jacket with red wool twill; (b) knee breeches, outer legs of same satin embroidered and ornamented in same fashion as jacket, waistband and inner legs, seat, and center front olive green silk jersey.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Eastman