National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Girl's Coat Girl's Coat
Rendered by Nancy Crimi (artist), 1935/1942
watercolor and graphite on paper
overall: 33.9 x 32.4 cm (13 3/8 x 12 3/4 in.)
Index of American Design
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From the Tour: Costumes from the Index of American Design
Object 19 of 26

Intended for a seven-year-old girl, this coat resembles adult women's fashions of the 1860s. Many of these fashions were inspired by theatrical costumes, as is suggested here by the style of the cape.

The coat is made of dove-gray cashmere wool, trimmed with red velvet ribbon. The coat is fastened down the front with hooks and eyes, and the red satin buttons are tacked on for decoration. The coat's lining is hand-quilted, white China silk.

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