'London Dresses for June'
'London Dresses for June'
published by Vernor, Hood & Sharpe, published in The Lady's Monthly Museum
hand-coloured etching, published 1 June 1808
6 1/8 in. x 3 3/4 in. (155 mm x 95 mm) plate size; 6 5/8 in. x 4 in. (168 mm x 102 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1930
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Described in the magazine:
Fig. 1. Short dress of muslin; pelisse of fine cambric, and fashionable straw hat; yellow gloves.
Full Dress. - A round dress of pale pink sarsnet, covered with a stout robe of white crape, or net; a cap of white lace, or net, and bows, ornamented with a red rose in front.
Subjects & Themesback to top
- Fashion Plates: Accessories - Parasols
- Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Full dress
- Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Promenade dress; walking dress; Modes de Longchamps; toilette de ville
- Fashion Plates: Dresses - Half robes; half gowns; demi-habillement; tunic dresses
- Fashion Plates: Dresses - Round train dresses
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Cambric
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Crape; Crêpe
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Muslin
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Sarsnet; sarcenet
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Dress caps
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Lappets
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Straw hats and bonnets
- Fashion Plates: Influences - Classical influence
- Fashion Plates: Neckwear - Ruffs; collarettes
- Fashion Plates: Outer garments - Pelisses
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Bows; noeuds; coques; rosettes; choux
- Jewellery - Pearls
- Jewellery - Pendants and necklaces
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