'London Dresses for August'
12 of 12 portraits by The Lady's Monthly Museum
'London Dresses for August'
by R. Sands, published by Vernor, Hood & Sharpe, published in The Lady's Monthly Museum
hand-coloured etching, published 1 August 1808
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:
[on the right] Fig. 1. - Full Dress - A dress of primrose sarsnet, half dress of white crape, richly embroidered. - A Spanish hat, the colour of the dress, ornamented with feathers.
[on the left] Fig. 2. - Evening Dress - A plain dress of white muslin; a scarf shawl of silk, and hat of silk, to correspond with the colour of the shawl.
Subjects & Themesback to top
- Fashion Plates: Accessories - Parasols
- Fashion Plates: Accessories - Scarves
- Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Evening dress
- Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Full dress
- Fashion Plates: Dresses - Half robes; half gowns; demi-habillement; tunic dresses
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Crape; Crêpe
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Muslin
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Sarsnet; sarcenet
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Silk
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Fabric hats
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Spanish hats
- Fashion Plates: Influences - Classical influence
- Fashion Plates: Influences - Spanish influence
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Embroidery
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Tassels
- Gloves and gauntlets
Events of 1808back to top
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