Captain the Honorable Augustus Keppel

Published/Created:
1752-1753
Physical Description:
239 x 147.5 cm
Date Depicted:
1975
1700 AD - 1799 AD
Materials:
oil on canvas
Notes:
The new fashion is influenced by military coats with pinned-back lapels and turned-up tails.
Abstract:
The silhouette is more slender and natural in line. In the 1770s, for the first time a collar is added to the coat. It has two forms: the standing collar and the turned-down collar. The coat fits the body neatly. In some cases the bottom front edge is turned up in military style; in others the front is cut away from the chest in a long sloping line. Pockets move up on the coat throughout the period. Flaps are moderate in size. From 1760 breeches are invariably fastened over white stockings. They fit tightly and are just long enough to cover the kneecap. Sometimes the calf is padded to make the leg shapely. Embroidered ribbon braces are introduced. Stocks are added to shirts, which are decorated with ruffles of lace. Sometimes an edge is seen over the top of the cravat. The neck-cloth wraps around and also ends in a series of lacy ruffles. Capes are full and have wide, turned-down collars. The heeled shoe continues to evolve into a trimmer and more shapely form. Gaiters or elegant top boots with narrow, turned-down cuffs are primarily for the military.
Associated Names:
Reynolds, Joshua, 1723-1792 [Painter]
Topics:
Costume -- England -- History -- (LC)
Painting -- Britain -- 18th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Late Georgian
Culture:
English
Accession Number:
4391-178
Genre:
costume (mode of fashion) (AAT)
paintings (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Clothing & Accessories
Paintings & Drawings
Rights:
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Source Creator:
Button, Jeanne and Sbarge, Stephen
Source Title:
History of Costume, In Slides, Notes and Commentaries: Volume 4
Source Created:
New York, NY
Theatre Arts Slide Presentations
1975
Call Number:
GT513 +B87 4 (LC)
Orbis Barcode:
39002051938463
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Original Repository:
London, England: National Maritime Museum
OID:
10608734
PID:
digcoll:1854773