Item NMC/0432 - Embroidered dress

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Embroidered dress


  • c1900 (Creation)

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Embroidered dress with belt, designed, worked and owned by Daisy Anderson (Daisy Agnes McGlashan).

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Daisy Agnes McGlashan (1879-1968) studied design at GSA from 1898 to 1905 becoming influenced by 'the Glasgow Style'. Her marriage to William Anderson in 1909, and the birth of two daughters between 1910 and 1912, restricted her time for painting and design but she continued to design her own clothes and wrote and illustrated children's stories which were published in newspapers including The Glasgow Herald, The Newcastle Chronicle and The Hexham Courant. She started painting again in her sixties specialising in flower studies in pastels and was elected to the Paisley Art Institute, The Glasgow Society of Women Artists and the Glasgow Fine Art Institute, exhibiting regularly at them all. She continued to paint until her death in August 1968.

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Daughters of artist: Daisy Anderson and Violet Neish, 1984.

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Green silk, purple velvet applique and white silk thread in satin stitch. Pink and pale green embroidery used. The colours could potentially represent the women's suffrage movement. Mackintosh style design, two piece dress.

Dimensions: Skirt length 1030 mm, Jacket length 400 mm, Belt width 60 mm

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DC 022/5/10 Daisy Anderson's photographs, includes an image of Daisy wearing this dress

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