Walking dress, March 1805
Walking dress, March 1805
published in The Lady's Magazine
hand-coloured etching and line-engraving, published March 1805
6 5/8 in. x 3 3/4 in. (169 mm x 94 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1930
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Described in the magazine:
Caravan hat, lined with swansdown; with brown feathers; short swansdown tippet; and the throat Egyptian brown velvet pelisse, trimmed with broad lace, clasped down the front; the petticoat worked muslin, between a border of tucks, gossamer flounce; brown velvet shoes; parankie muff.
Subjects & Themesback to top
- Fashion Plates: Accessories - Muffs
- Fashion Plates: Accessories - Tippets; boas
- Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Promenade dress; walking dress; Modes de Longchamps; toilette de ville
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Muslin
- Fashion Plates: Footwear - Velvet shoes
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Caravan hats
- Fashion Plates: Influences - Classical influence
- Fashion Plates: Influences - Egyptian influence
- Fashion Plates: Neckwear - Ruffs; collarettes
- Fashion Plates: Outer garments - Pelisses
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Lace
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Swansdown
Events of 1805back to top
Current affairsNelson's state funeral is held at St Paul's. An occasion for an outpouring of national grief and patriotism, the grand ceremony built on the cult of Nelson which had emerged in the years before his death.
Art and scienceMary Tighe publishes Pysche or the Legend of Love, a romantic allegory in the fashionable medieval revival style, admired by both Keats and Shelley.
The 'poems of Ossian' are officially declared a fake and a great literary scandal ends as Scottish poet James Macpherson is exposed as the forger of the third century bard's epic works.
InternationalBattle of Trafalgar. Napoleon's ultimate plan to invade England from Boulogne with 100,000 men is thwarted by superior British naval power. Nelson dies in the closing moments of battle having been wounded by a French sniper, but survives long enough to learn that a decisive victory has been won.
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