probably English or American
Overall: 107cm (42 1/8in.) Center back: 104.1 cm (41 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk voided velvet with uncut pile
Not On View
Light golden brown uncut velvet brocade. The design consists of lines and blocks of loops and blocks of satin-like surface. Low standing collar, velvet buttons. Worn by Matthew Ridley, a maternal ancestor of the donors.
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