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'Sea Side Dress', October 1826

1 portrait by William Read

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'Sea Side Dress', October 1826

probably by William Read, published by George Byrom Whittaker, published in La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 October 1826
8 1/2 in. x 5 1/4 in. (215 mm x 134 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1930
Reference Collection
NPG D47581

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Described in the issue for October 1826:
The dress is of gros de Naples, of a pale pink, with very narrow dark brown stripes, and is ornamented at the border with three flounces: the body is made close to the shape, with clear white muslin sleeves, en gigot, surmounted by mancherons, with a double trimming of lace at the edges; the sleeves confined at the wrists with bracelets ornamented with cameos. A pelerine tippet of muslin, with long ends, is trimmed all round with lace, with a double colerette ornamented in the same manner, and fastened in front with a bow of coloured ribbon. The hat is either of Leghorn or white gros de Naples, and is ornamented with pink sarcenet, and large double garden poppies, of a pale pink. A parasol, of the lightest shade of sea-green, is generally adopted with this dress.

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Riots break out in Lancashire against the use of the power loom, invented by Edmund Cartwright. The looms were gradually being introduced across the country, replacing large numbers of manual workers.

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Thomas Telford's Menai Straits and Conway Suspension Bridges open, the largest of their kind at the time.

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