Embroidered satin waistcoat

Embroidered satin waistcoat

Beatrix Potter sketched this waistcoat in the V&A and copied it exactly in her illustrations of the Mayor of Gloucester’s costume. It originally formed part of a full dress suit, comprising a plain-coloured coat and breeches and a richly embroidered silk waistcoat. The motifs on the waistcoat would have been repeated on the coat and breeches.