National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Woman's Shoes Woman's Shoes
Rendered by Marie Alain (artist), c. 1939
watercolor, graphite, and gouache on paperboard
overall: 37.6 x 50.9 cm (14 13/16 x 20 1/16 in.)
Index of American Design
Not on View
From the Tour: Costumes from the Index of American Design
Object 3 of 26

These brocaded silk shoes exemplify the beautiful and elaborate accessories that were part of the fashionable eighteenth-century wardrobe. Since they were not suitable for walking out-of-doors, clogs or pattens -- separate wooden or leather soles -- were strapped on over the shoes when necessary.

Full Screen Image
Artist Information

«back to gallery»continue tour