Morning dresses, August 1795
Morning dresses, August 1795
by Arndt, after Nicolaus Wilhelm von Heideloff
hand-coloured etching, circa 1795 (published 1 August 1795)
9 1/4 in. x 7 1/2 in. (235 mm x 192 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1916
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After a plate in Heideloff's 'Gallery of Fashion' where it was accompanied by the description:
Fig. LXIII [fig.49] The hair in light curls. Veil bonnet of fine muslin, drawn at the top with a narrow riband tied behind in a bow, and crossed in the middle with a wreath of flowers. Brunswick robe of fine India muslin, scolloped and embroidered at the bottom; long sleeves. Sash of white satin riband. Large muslin handkerchief. White muslin long trimmed cloak, tied in the front with a white silk riband, and the ends floating. Light blue gloves and shoes.
Fig. LXIV [fig 50] The hair in curls and ringlets. Cottage gipsey straw bonnet, the edge trimmed with straw ornaments, and the front with a bow of lilac riband, tied under the chin with the same riband. Child's frock of white callico; short sleeves, turned up with a cuff trimmed with lace. White Barcelona handkerchief with an embroidered border. Sash of broad lilac riband. Jonquille gloves. Yellow shoes.
Subjects & Themesback to top
- Buildings and architecture
- Double portraits
- Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Morning walking dress; walking dress
- Fashion Plates: Children - Frocks
- Fashion Plates: Dresses - Brunswick robes
- Fashion Plates: Dresses - Round gowns; round dresses
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Calico
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Muslin
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Gipsy hats
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Straw hats and bonnets
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Veil bonnets
- Fashion Plates: Neckwear - Handkerchiefs
- Fashion Plates: Outer garments - Cloaks; mantles
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Embroidery
- Gloves and gauntlets
Events of 1795back to top
Current affairsGeorge, Prince of Wales is forced to marry Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick, despite having secretly married Maria Fitzherbert in 1785.
Widespread rioting prompts the introduction of the Speenhamland system of welfare supplements which are linked to the price of bread.
Treasonable Practices Act is passed against open criticism of government.
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Mungo Park explores the course of the River Niger.
InternationalWolfe Tone, founder of The Society of United Irishmen, departs for America after being implicated in high treason in Ireland. Exiled in Philadelphia, he soon leaves for France to ask revolutionaries for assistance.
Joseph Haydn composes the English Canzonettas during his second stay in London.
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