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MUSLIN DRESS WITH HISTORICIZING TRIM English, ca. 1800-05 The striking combination of bright yellow and rich, dark brown in this elegant, early nineteenth-century dress reflects the contemporary interest in the colors of antiquity. The widespread vogue for white muslin notwithstanding, women’s clothing depicted in fashion plates and paintings also incorporated vivid and complementary hues inspired by Greek, Etruscan and Pompeian sources. In England, the prevailing neoclassical silhouette wasKristi Spencer

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