Corset Date: 1740–60 Culture: American Medium: linen, leather, whalebone Dimensions: Length at CF (a): 15 in. (38.1 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of the Jason and Peggy Westerfield Collection, 1969 Accession Number: 2009.300.3330a–d
Princess Anna Amalia of Prussia (9 November 1723 – 30 March 1787) Anna Amalia became the Abbess of Quedlinburg in 1755, making her a wealthy woman. She chose to spend most of her time in Berlin, where she devoted herself to music, and became known as a musical patron and composer. As a composer she achieved a modest amount of fame and is most known for her smaller chamber works, which included trios, marches, cantatas, songs and fugues.