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Morning dress and Full dress, February 1807

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- subject matching 'Fashion Plates: Hair - Classical Greek hairstyles'

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Morning dress and Full dress, February 1807

by R. Sands, published by Vernor, Hood & Sharpe, published in The Lady's Monthly Museum
hand-coloured etching, published 1 February 1807
6 1/2 in. x 3 7/8 in. (166 mm x 99 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1930
Reference Collection
NPG D47503

Artistsback to top

  • The Lady's Monthly Museum (1798-1832), Lady's magazine. Artist associated with 12 portraits.
  • R. Sands (active early 19th century), Draughtsman and etcher. Artist associated with 6 portraits.
  • Vernor, Hood & Sharpe (active 1806-1812), Publishers. Artist associated with 30 portraits.

This portraitback to top

Described in the magazine:
Full Dress. [on the right] - Train of fine worked Muslin, tied up the left Side with Bows of Pink Ribbon - the Body of Pink Sarsnet, and the Sleeves striped alternately with Pink and White Sarsnet - Hair fashionably drest, with a Band of Pearls - Gloves of Straw-colour.
Morning Dress. [on the left] - Fawn-coloured Kerseymere Pelisse, trimmed with White Velvet, and rich Border of Embossed Velvet. - Bonnet the same as Pelisse, trimmed with Swansdown and White Tassels.

Events of 1807back to top

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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