Woman's dress

about 1953


Center back: 127 cm (50 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with float patterning; printed

Not On View


Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Woman’s shirt dress with full skirt, small cap sleeves, pointed collar, two slit pockets at hip, and narrow self-fabric belt at waist. White ground fabric features a whimsical novelty print in red, blue, yellow and gray of horses, carriages, orbs and crowns - the royal regalia to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s coronation in 1953.Two slit pockets at hips. Print in red, blue, yellow and gray with icons associated with the Coronation. Attached matching belt at natural waist.


2013, sold by Leslie Verrinder, TinTin Collectibles, London, England to Frederic A. Sharf, Chestnut Hill, MA; 2013, gift of Sharf to the MFA. (Accession date: April 24, 2013)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf