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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

Charlotte Augusta Matilda, Princess Royal, published for The Lady's Magazine - NPG D14841

Charlotte Augusta Matilda, Princess Royal

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

Jean Lambert Tallien, published for The Lady's Magazine - NPG D15422

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

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