Fawn corded silk trimmed fawn silk braid; lined cream wool except sleeves lined linen and centre back to waist lined brown twilled cotton. fronts in one section, fastening with three hooks and eyes to high round neckwith narrow standing collar; nine silk thread buttons covered with mesh braid, and six buttonholes; one linen pocket below waist each side with shaped flap lined cream twilled silk and three buttons below; back in two shaped sections, open below waist at each side seam, pleating below, button at hem; long sleeves in two sections, wide cuffs with two buttons, lined cream twilled silk; fronts, cuffs, trimmed with bar of braid at each button with silk fringe at one end; similar trimming on pocket flap over each button, braid and tassels over each side back button. From the collection of donor's brother, the artist Frank Moss Bennett (1874-1952), who had a large collection of 'Georgian and early 19th century costume'. See purchase files under Bennett. More of the collection is at the Museum of London. Miss Buck went to the Museum of London (then in Kensington Palace) in August 1953 and select 2 coats from the remainder of the pieces. £10 for each was offered and accepted by Miss Barbara Bennett. Frank Bennett had written to Miss Buck in August 1951 saying that he had 'a large private collection of Georgian and early nineteenth century costume'.
Place of creation
[G13] Manchester Art Gallery - Gallery 13
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