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A new range of often bright colours which became available from 1856. The first synthetic aniline dye was Tyrian purple, called mauveine, discovered by William Perkin; this was followed in 1859 by magenta and solferino (fuscia), which were in general use and highly fashionable from 1860, and in the '60s by various shades of brown, violet, blue, green, yellow and black. Made from the chemicals obtained from coal tar, they were cheaper, more durable, washable and colourful that the natural dyes that had been used before, leading to the fashion for bright, bold colours in the 1860s.

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'The Fashions'. Walking dress for June 1861, by Laurent François Guerdet, published by  Samuel Orchart Beeton, published in  The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine, first published in  Le Moniteur de la Mode, after  Jules David - NPG D47989

'The Fashions'. Walking dress for June 1861

by Laurent François Guerdet, published by Samuel Orchart Beeton, published in The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine, first published in Le Moniteur de la Mode, after Jules David
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published June 1861
NPG D47989

'The Fashions'. Summer toilet, July 1861, by Laurent François Guerdet, published by  Samuel Orchart Beeton, published in  The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine, first published in  Le Moniteur de la Mode, after  Jules David - NPG D47990

'The Fashions'. Summer toilet, July 1861

by Laurent François Guerdet, published by Samuel Orchart Beeton, published in The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine, first published in Le Moniteur de la Mode, after Jules David
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published July 1861
NPG D47990

'The Fashions'. Home toilet and toilet de chambre, April 1863, by Louis Berlier, published by  Samuel Orchart Beeton, published in  The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine, first published in  Le Moniteur de la Mode, after  Laure Noël (née Colin) - NPG D48003

'The Fashions'. Home toilet and toilet de chambre, April 1863

by Louis Berlier, published by Samuel Orchart Beeton, published in The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine, first published in Le Moniteur de la Mode, after Laure Noël (née Colin)
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published April 1863
NPG D48003