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The Lady's Magazine

(1770-1832), Magazine

Artist associated with 36 portraits
The Lady's Magazine, Or, Entertaining Companion for the Fair Sex (London) was an early monthly periodical for women, which dominated the market for most of its run. It aimed to amuse and improve, providing fiction, poetry, music and social gossip as well as giving more space to fashion than its predecessors. Its first issue in August 1770 included as its frontispiece a plate titled 'A Lady in Full Dress in Augt. 1770', and it became the first magazine in any country to regularly issue plates showing contemporary fashions. The early engravings were uncoloured, until about 1790 when hand-coloured ones were included. In 1832 it merged with The Lady's Monthly Museum to become The Lady's Magazine and Museum of the Belles Lettres, Fine Arts, Music, Drama, Fashions, etc. From about 1785 its plates had been copied from those in French magazines such as Le Journal des Dames et des Modes and La Gallerie des Modes, but it now began importing them from Le Follet, becoming the first British magazine to use French plates instead of engraving its own. It continued to import them when it merged with The Court Magazine and Belle Assemblée in 1837 to becomeThe Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine, and Museum of the Belles Lettres, music, fine arts, drama, fashions, &c. (1838-1847).

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'A Lady in Full Dress in Augt. 1770', published in The Lady's Magazine - NPG D47481

'A Lady in Full Dress in Augt. 1770'

published in The Lady's Magazine
etching, published August 1770
NPG D47481

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Charlotte Augusta Matilda, Princess Royal

published for The Lady's Magazine
line engraving, published circa 1790-1820
NPG D14841

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Jean Lambert Tallien

published for The Lady's Magazine
stipple engraving, published circa 1790-1820
NPG D15422

Walking dress, March 1805, published in The Lady's Magazine - NPG D47491

Walking dress, March 1805

published in The Lady's Magazine
hand-coloured etching and line-engraving, published March 1805
NPG D47491

'Paris Dress', January 1805, by Henry Mutlow, published in  The Lady's Magazine - NPG D47492

'Paris Dress', January 1805

by Henry Mutlow, published in The Lady's Magazine
hand-coloured etching and line-engraving, published January 1805
NPG D47492

'Paris Dress', February 1805, by Henry Mutlow, published in  The Lady's Magazine - NPG D47493

'Paris Dress', February 1805

by Henry Mutlow, published in The Lady's Magazine
hand-coloured etching and line-engraving, published February 1805
NPG D47493

'London Walking & full Dress', July 1805, published in The Lady's Magazine - NPG D47520

'London Walking & full Dress', July 1805

published in The Lady's Magazine
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published July 1805
NPG D47520

'London Walking & full Dress' by Mack and Bennet, November 1805, published in The Lady's Magazine - NPG D47521

'London Walking & full Dress' by Mack and Bennet, November 1805

published in The Lady's Magazine
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published November 1805
NPG D47521

'London Walking & full Dress', October 1805, published in The Lady's Magazine - NPG D47522

'London Walking & full Dress', October 1805

published in The Lady's Magazine
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published October 1805
NPG D47522

'London Morning & Evening Dresses', May 1805, published in The Lady's Magazine - NPG D47526

'London Morning & Evening Dresses', May 1805

published in The Lady's Magazine
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published May 1805
NPG D47526

'London Fashionable Full Dress', August 1805, published in The Lady's Magazine - NPG D47527

'London Fashionable Full Dress', August 1805

published in The Lady's Magazine
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published August 1805
NPG D47527

'London Fashionable Mourning Dresses', September 1805, published in The Lady's Magazine - NPG D47529

'London Fashionable Mourning Dresses', September 1805

published in The Lady's Magazine
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published September 1805
NPG D47529

'London fashionable full dress', June 1805, published in The Lady's Magazine - NPG D47530

'London fashionable full dress', June 1805

published in The Lady's Magazine
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published June 1805
NPG D47530

'London fashionable Afternoon Dresses', April 1805, published in The Lady's Magazine - NPG D47538

'London fashionable Afternoon Dresses', April 1805

published in The Lady's Magazine
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published April 1805
NPG D47538

'Fashionable walking & full Dress', November 1806, published in The Lady's Magazine - NPG D47523

'Fashionable walking & full Dress', November 1806

published in The Lady's Magazine
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published November 1806
NPG D47523

'London fashionable Dresses', September 1806, published in The Lady's Magazine - NPG D47524

'London fashionable Dresses', September 1806

published in The Lady's Magazine
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published September 1806
NPG D47524

'London Fashionable Ball & full Dress', March 1806, published in The Lady's Magazine - NPG D47525

'London Fashionable Ball & full Dress', March 1806

published in The Lady's Magazine
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published March 1806
NPG D47525

'London Fashionable full Dress', February 1806, published in The Lady's Magazine - NPG D47531

'London Fashionable full Dress', February 1806

published in The Lady's Magazine
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published February 1806
NPG D47531

'Fashionable Riding & Full Dress', October 1806, published in The Lady's Magazine - NPG D47539

'Fashionable Riding & Full Dress', October 1806

published in The Lady's Magazine
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published October 1806
NPG D47539

'London fashionable Dresses', July 1806, published in The Lady's Magazine - NPG D47540

'London fashionable Dresses', July 1806

published in The Lady's Magazine
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published July 1806
NPG D47540

'London Fashionable Evening Full Dress', published in The Lady's Magazine - NPG D47536

'London Fashionable Evening Full Dress'

published in The Lady's Magazine
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published May 1807
NPG D47536

'London Fashionable Afternoon Dress', published in The Lady's Magazine - NPG D47535

'London Fashionable Afternoon Dress'

published in The Lady's Magazine
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published June 1807
NPG D47535

'London Fashionable Walking and Full Dress', 1807, published in The Lady's Magazine - NPG D47528

'London Fashionable Walking and Full Dress', 1807

published in The Lady's Magazine
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published July 1807
NPG D47528

'Fashionable Afternoon & Morning Dress', 1807, published in The Lady's Magazine - NPG D47534

'Fashionable Afternoon & Morning Dress', 1807

published in The Lady's Magazine
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published January 1807
NPG D47534

'London Fashionable Evening & Full Dress', August 1809, published in The Lady's Magazine - NPG D47532

'London Fashionable Evening & Full Dress', August 1809

published in The Lady's Magazine
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published August 1809
NPG D47532

'London Fashionable Walking & Full Dress', July 1809, published in The Lady's Magazine - NPG D47533

'London Fashionable Walking & Full Dress', July 1809

published in The Lady's Magazine
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published July 1809
NPG D47533

'London Fashionable Full Dress', September 1809, published in The Lady's Magazine - NPG D47537

'London Fashionable Full Dress', September 1809

published in The Lady's Magazine
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published September 1809
NPG D47537

'Dinner Party Dress invented by Miss Pierpoint', March 1827, probably by William Hopwood, published by  S. Robinson, published in  The Lady's Magazine - NPG D47586

'Dinner Party Dress invented by Miss Pierpoint', March 1827

probably by William Hopwood, published by S. Robinson, published in The Lady's Magazine
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 April 1827
NPG D47586

'Evening Dress invented by Miss Pierpoint', September 1827, probably by William Hopwood, published by  S. Robinson, published in  The Lady's Magazine - NPG D47587

'Evening Dress invented by Miss Pierpoint', September 1827

probably by William Hopwood, published by S. Robinson, published in The Lady's Magazine
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 October 1827
NPG D47587

'Evening Party Dress invented by Miss Pierpoint', August 1827, probably by William Hopwood, published by  S. Robinson, published in  The Lady's Magazine - NPG D47588

'Evening Party Dress invented by Miss Pierpoint', August 1827

probably by William Hopwood, published by S. Robinson, published in The Lady's Magazine
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 September 1827
NPG D47588

'Evening Costume invented by Miss Pierpoint', May 1827, probably by William Hopwood, published by  S. Robinson, published in  The Lady's Magazine - NPG D47589

'Evening Costume invented by Miss Pierpoint', May 1827

probably by William Hopwood, published by S. Robinson, published in The Lady's Magazine
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 June 1827
NPG D47589

'Home Costume invented by Miss Pierpoint', October 1827, probably by William Hopwood, published by  S. Robinson, published in  The Lady's Magazine - NPG D47591

'Home Costume invented by Miss Pierpoint', October 1827

probably by William Hopwood, published by S. Robinson, published in The Lady's Magazine
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 November 1827
NPG D47591

'Carriage Dress invented by Miss Pierpoint', November 1827, by William Hopwood, published by  S. Robinson, published in  The Lady's Magazine - NPG D47592

'Carriage Dress invented by Miss Pierpoint', November 1827

by William Hopwood, published by S. Robinson, published in The Lady's Magazine
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 December 1827
NPG D47592

'Carriage Dress invented by Miss Pierpoint', September 1827, probably by William Hopwood, published by  S. Robinson, published in  The Lady's Magazine - NPG D47593

'Carriage Dress invented by Miss Pierpoint', September 1827

probably by William Hopwood, published by S. Robinson, published in The Lady's Magazine
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 October 1827
NPG D47593

'Walking Dress invented by Miss Pierpoint', July 1827, probably by William Hopwood, published by  S. Robinson, published in  The Lady's Magazine - NPG D47594

'Walking Dress invented by Miss Pierpoint', July 1827

probably by William Hopwood, published by S. Robinson, published in The Lady's Magazine
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 August 1827
NPG D47594

'Evening Dress invented by Miss Pierpoint', December 1827, probably by William Hopwood, published by  S. Robinson, published in  The Lady's Magazine - NPG D47590

'Evening Dress invented by Miss Pierpoint', December 1827

probably by William Hopwood, published by S. Robinson, published in The Lady's Magazine
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 January 1828
NPG D47590

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