Aesthetic Dress 1892 – 1895

Stated by the donors to have come from the wardrobe of their grandmother, Lady Clwyd, born Hannah Rushton Sprotson Caine, daughter of MP for Camborne, who married Hon. Mervyn Roberts on 1st August 1893. Roberts was MP for West Denbighshire, 1892-1918, and Baron Clwyd, 1919. The Queen, 15th August 1893, reported the marriage and it seems likely that this dress was from the trousseau.

Historical significance: Portrait (1895) by Sir George Clausen of Hannah Rushton Roberts, later Lady Clwyd, is in the Walker Gallery, Liverpool.

Ribbed wool, pleated silk satin, velvet edged with braiding, and with boning

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