Silk skirt and blouse dyed with Sir William Henry Perkin's Mauve Aniline Dye, unsigned, England, 1862-1863
A silk dress dyed with Perkins’ mauve aniline dye and dated as being about 1862. One of two dresses (along with inv. no. 1984-1629) conveying an impression of the effect which the introduction of synthetic dyes had upon dress fabrics.
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overall (estimate): 1500 x 1000 mm
- colourant - material
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