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Walking dress and Full dress, August 1807

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- subject matching 'Fashion Plates: Dresses - Round gowns; round dresses'

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Walking dress and Full dress, August 1807

by R. Sands, published by Vernor, Hood & Sharpe, published in The Lady's Monthly Museum
hand-coloured etching, published 1 August 1807
6 5/8 in. x 3 7/8 in. (167 mm x 98 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1930
Reference Collection
NPG D47505

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:
Fig. 1 – Walking Dress. White dress of cambric, with a transparent sleeve buttoned up the arm; buff gloves; bonnet of pink silk; an outside dress ornamented with tassels at each corner.
Fig. 2. – Full Dress. A gown of fine sprigged muslin over a dress of primrose-coloured silk; hair fashionably dressed; white kid gloves and shoes.

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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