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What is this?

White silk waistcoat with all-over floral design and embroidered figures at the bottom. The figures represent Dido and Aeneas from the opera by Piccini and Marmontel, produced in 1785. The figure of Dido is after a drawing by Moreau-le-Jeune for the costume worn by Mlle. de Saint-Huberty.

This object was after Jean-Michel Moreau le Jeune

This object was bequest of Richard Cranch Greenleaf

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