'Afternoon Dress for June 1800'
4 of 12 portraits by The Lady's Monthly Museum
'Afternoon 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 90 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. An under dress of pink muslin, with lace tucker, over which a gown of white muslin, open in front, and fastened with gold buttons or clasps. The sleeves pink, with a fulness of white muslin; fastened with the same. A pink cord round the waist. On the breast a fulness of white muslin, crossing and fastened on the shoulders. Necklace of rubies. Shoes pink; and bandeaus of pink muslin in the hair, with an ostrich feather falling behind. Hair off the forehead.
4. Head-dress of hair bandeaus and silver radiating to the front. Hair off the forehead. Gown, white silver spotted muslin, with an upper robe of white net, trimmed with lace. White shoes. Pearl or Cornelian necklace and ear-rings.–In general, white silk gloves.
Subjects & Themesback to top
- Fashion Plates: Accessories - Gloves - Silk gloves
- Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Afternoon dress
- Fashion Plates: Dresses - Curricle dresses
- Fashion Plates: Dresses - Gowns
- Fashion Plates: Dresses - Robes
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Muslin
- Fashion Plates: Hair - Classical Roman hairstyles
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Bandeaux
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Ostrich feathers
- Fashion Plates: Influences - Classical influence
- Fashion Plates: Neckwear - Tuckers; chemise-tuckers
- Jewellery - Pearls
- Jewellery - Precious stones
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.
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