'Morning Dress for June 1800'
'Morning Dress for June 1800'
published in The Lady's Monthly Museum
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published June 1800
6 1/8 in. x 3 1/2 in. (154 mm x 89 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. A plain white muslin gown, with lace tucker. Hat of blue and white satin, in stripes; with white feather, and tassel of silver cord on the right side. A white silk shawl with blue border. Shoes white leather.
2. White muslin gown, open on the right side, and fastened by a silver button: the sleeves fastened with the same. A short cloak of white muslin, trimmed with lace, hanging behind. A flat straw hat, straight behind, and turned up in front; tied with pink or lilac cord and ribbons: a wreath of flowers over the forehead. Shoes straw-coloured.
Subjects & Themesback to top
- Fashion Plates: Accessories - Gloves - York tan gloves
- Fashion Plates: Accessories - Parasols
- Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Morning dress
- Fashion Plates: Dresses - Robes
- Fashion Plates: Dresses - Round gowns; round dresses
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Muslin
- Fashion Plates: Footwear - Leather shoes
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Straw hats and bonnets
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Turbans
- Fashion Plates: Influences - Classical influence
- Fashion Plates: Neckwear - Tuckers; chemise-tuckers
- Fashion Plates: Outer garments - Cloaks; mantles
- Fashion Plates: Outer garments - Shawls
- 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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