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ca. 1820
wool, cotton, silk, linen
Credit Line:
Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1976
Accession Number:
Not on view
The silhouette determined for women of the period was faintly reflected in men's high-waisted trousers accompanied by a jacket cut away to hug the rib cage and to stop short of the natural waist. As an immoderate style for men, it was susceptible to caricature. By the 1860s, Lewis Carroll's logicians Tweedle-dum and Tweedle-dee already mocked this style; their attenuated parody is found in Walt Disney's Jiminy Cricket.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Waist Not," March 30, 1994–August 21, 1994.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Two by Two," September 10, 1996–November 17, 1996.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Duncan Phyfe: Master Cabinetmaker in New York," December 20, 2011–May 6, 2012.

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