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Harriet Innes-Ker (née Charlewood), Duchess of Roxburghe ('Dutchess of Roxborough's Morning Dress...for April 1807...with the much admired Hat & Tippet ...of Turkish Feathers')

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Harriet Innes-Ker (née Charlewood), Duchess of Roxburghe ('Dutchess of Roxborough's Morning Dress...for April 1807...with the much admired Hat & Tippet ...of Turkish Feathers')

published by John Bell, published in La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine
etching and line engraving, published 1 April 1807
9 1/4 in. x 3 1/2 in. (234 mm x 90 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D47502

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Described in the issue for March 1807:
A Half Dress. As prepared for the Duchess of Roxburgh, under the immediate direction of her Grace – A petticoat and tunic of the clearest French cambric, vandyked all round with the same; the tunic cut in the form of a crescent in front, closed on the left side with a tassel, and continued in a point nearly to reach the bottom of the petticoat, where it finishes with a tassel as above. Long sleeves, vandyked at the wrist, with full tops terminated with a band of open-hems, or lace; front of the waist wrapped to the left side, where the tunic closes. Imperial chip hat, of a light lead-colour, turned up in the form of an arch over the left eye; a band of shaded velvet, with a waving brush feather of correspondent hues. Necklace of pearl, linked with dead gold. The unique, and much admired muff and tippet, formed entirely of shaded Turkish feathers, patronized and adopted by the Princesses, and now the distinguishing appendage of all ladies of rank and elegance. This very novel, tasteful, and ingenious ornament is to be obtained at the celebrated shop, late Dyde’s and Scribe’s, Pall-Mall.

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Current affairs

Act is passed abolishing the British slave trade after vigorous campaigning by hundreds of thousands of people led by Thomas Clarkson and championed in parliament by reformer William Wilberforce.
Resignation of 'Ministry of all the Talents'. Whig politician William Henry Cavendish Bentinck, Duke of Portland, succeeds as Prime Minister.

Art and science

Thomas Hope publishes Household Furniture and Interior Decoration; influential in promoting Greek and especially Egyptian models as the epitome of fashionable style.


French invasion of Spain and Portugal.
Britain occupies Copenhagen and captures the Danish fleet.
Napoleon begins to wage an economic battle against Britain, recognising the impossibility of victory at sea because of Britain's superior naval power. He aims to close the entire European coastline to British trade.

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