'Paris Dress', January 1805
1 of 16 portraits matching these criteria:
- subject matching 'Fashion Plates: Hair - Head-dresses of hair'
'Paris Dress', January 1805
by Henry Mutlow, published in The Lady's Magazine
hand-coloured etching and line-engraving, published January 1805
7 in. x 4 1/8 in. (179 mm x 104 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1930
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Probably after a print in the French magazine 'Journal des Dames et des Modes'. Described in the magazine:
1. Hat of blue taffety, ornamented with flowers, and fastened on the top of the head by a riband. Short robe of white muslin, with a torsade at bottom. White embroidered shawl: pearl necklace: yellow gloves: yellow shoes.
2. Head dress in hair with a band. White robe, with a gold embroidery at bottom: short sleeves, spotted with gold: lapis lazuli necklace: gold ear rings.
Subjects & Themesback to top
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Muslin
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Taffeta; taffety
- Fashion Plates: Hair - Head-dresses of hair
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Capotes
- Fashion Plates: Influences - Classical influence
- Fashion Plates: Influences - French fashions
- Fashion Plates: Outer garments - Shawls
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Classical ornament and decoration
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Flowers
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Torsades
- Jewellery - Pearls
- Jewellery - Precious stones
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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