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'Evening Party Dress invented by Miss Pierpoint', August 1827

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'Evening Party Dress invented by Miss Pierpoint', August 1827

probably by William Hopwood, published by S. Robinson, published in The Lady's Magazine
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 September 1827
7 3/4 in. x 4 5/8 in. (197 mm x 116 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1930
Reference Collection
NPG D47588

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Described in the magazine:
Over a canary-yellow satin slip is a dress of tulle, the border of which is ornamented with two rows of lozenge diamonds, in yellow satin; each lozenge is trimmed round with a quilling of yellow tulle, and each row is surmounted by a narrow rouleau of satin, the points of the diamonds being finished by white satin buttons. The corsage is of yellow satin à la Circassienne, edged with tulle quilling, and a chemisette tucker delicately shields the neck; this tucker is of Japanese gauze, finished by blond. The sleeves are of white tulle, with antique English points of white satin at the wrists, and broad bracelets of white and gold enamel, fastened with pearls: the mancherons are formed of a row of yellow satin lozenges, to correspond with the trimming on the skirt. The hair is arranged in large curls and bows, short at the ears; and on each side, above the temples, a full-blown blush-rose appears with a yellow esprit feather.

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Lord Liverpool suffers a stroke and is forced to resign as Prime Minister. George Canning succeeds him only to die after four months in office.

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University College London, the first metropolitan university in England, is founded specifically to educate dissenters excluded from Oxford and Cambridge. Whig politician Henry Brougham, writer Thomas Campbell and financier and philanthropist Isaac Goldsmid are its principal patrons.


Britain, France and Russia sign a treaty in London agreeing to intervene in the Greek War of Independence. Allied troops under General Edward Codrington subsequently destroy Turkish and Egyptian fleets at the Battle of Navarino.
Western Australia is explored for the first time by Captain Stirling.

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