'Morning Dress for May 1800'
2 of 11 portraits matching these criteria:
- subject matching 'Fashion Plates: Dresses - Stomachers'
- 'Image on website'
'Morning Dress for May 1800'
published in The Lady's Monthly Museum
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published May 1800
6 in. x 3 5/8 in. (153 mm x 92 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1916
Artistback to top
- The Lady's Monthly Museum (1798-1832), Lady's magazine. Artist associated with 12 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Described in the magazine:
1. Pink muslin gown, with stomacher front laced with cord; a frill of lace behind; and buttons on the sleeves. A cap, smooth on the head, with a plain edging of lace in front, and trimmed full behind, hiding all the hair. Shoes blue.
2. Gown blue cambric, spotted muslin; white muslin cloak trimmed with lace; straw hat turned up, tied with blue ribbons, and a wreath of roses in front. Shoes straw-coloured.
Subjects & Themesback to top
- Fashion Plates: Accessories - Eyeglasses and spectacles - Spectacles
- Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Morning dress
- Fashion Plates: Dresses - Round gowns; round dresses
- Fashion Plates: Dresses - Stomacher-front gowns
- Fashion Plates: Dresses - Stomachers
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Cambric
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Muslin
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Straw hats and bonnets
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Undress caps
- Fashion Plates: Influences - Classical influence
- Fashion Plates: Outer garments - Cloaks; mantles
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Lace
Events of 1800back to top
Current affairsWidespread food riots after poor harvests of 1798-9. Theorist, Thomas Malthus, controversially argues that poverty and food shortages are an inevitable consequence of population growth, challenging assumptions that populousness was a sign of national prosperity and power. His thesis contributed forcefully to the debate over the existing Poor Law.
Art and scienceWilliam Wordsworth publishes his Preface to the Lyrical Ballads; a retrospective explanation of his experimental poems written with Samuel Taylor Coleridge. It becomes one of the best-known manifestos of Romantic literature.
InternationalLord Castlereagh, Chief Secretary for Ireland, is the main architect of the Act of Union under which Ireland is merged with Great Britain and the Irish parliament is abolished.
British troops support successful uprising by Maltese against the French.
Napoleon is victorious against Austrians at Marengo and reconquers Italy.
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