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Fancy dress balls and parties were extremely popular throughout the 19th century, continuing the tradition of the 18th century masquerade, and costumes were fanciful and elaborate. Fashion magazines contained frequent suggestions for costumes, the most popular being characters from history, exotic foreigners, pastoral dress and copies of Old Master paintings.

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'The Fashions'. Morning dress, ball dress and dress for a fancy-dress ball, February 1863, by Bonnard, published by  Samuel Orchart Beeton, published in  The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine, first published in  Le Moniteur de la Mode, after  Jules David - NPG D48001

'The Fashions'. Morning dress, ball dress and dress for a fancy-dress ball, February 1863

by Bonnard, 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 February 1863
NPG D48001