'Ball Dress', March 1828
9 of 11 portraits matching these criteria:
- subject matching 'Fashion Plates: Dresses - Stomachers'
- 'Image on website'
'Ball Dress', March 1828
published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 March 1828
8 1/2 in. x 4 3/8 in. (215 mm x 110 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1930
Artistsback to top
- Rudolph Ackermann (1764-1834), Publisher. Artist associated with 95 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c (1809-1828), Periodical published by Rudolph Ackermann. Artist associated with 20 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Described in the magazine:
White tulle dress over a Feodore blue satin slip: the waist is long, and pointed at the back and front, and bound with gold lace: the stomacher extends to the top of the shoulder, where it terminates in an obtuse angle, projecting over the sleeves, and united to an angular cape, that decorates the back: a branch of white Persian roses spreads over the front, and gives the stomacher an elegant appearance: it is terminated with a rosaceous ornament of rubies set in gold. The sleeves are short and full, and kept out by the stiffened sleeves of the slip. The skirt is made equally full all round, bound with white satin, open in front, but united at regular distances by five rosaceous ruby clasps set in gold: branches of white Persian roses form its rich and delicate border: it is a quarter of a yard shorter than the slip, which is terminated by a blue satin rouleau. The hair is parted in front, dressed in large bows, and adorned with papilionaceous bows of blue and gold tissue ribbon, White kid gloves; medallion bracelets outside. Ear-rings à la Flamande; gold necklace, with a diamond-shape locket in front; gauze scarf; white satin shoes.
Subjects & Themesback to top
- Fashion Plates: Accessories - Gloves - Kid gloves
- Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Ball dress
- Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Full dress
- Fashion Plates: Dresses - Slips
- Fashion Plates: Dresses - Stomachers
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Gauze
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Satin
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Tissue
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Tulle
- Fashion Plates: Footwear - Satin shoes
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Bows; noeuds; coques; rosettes; choux
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Lace
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Rouleaux
- Jewellery - Bangles and bracelets
- Jewellery - Earrings
- Jewellery - Hair ornaments
- Jewellery - Pendants and necklaces
- Jewellery - Precious stones
Events of 1828back to top
Current affairsDuke of Wellington becomes Prime Minister.
Madhouse Act attempts to regulate asylums and ensure new arrivals are genuinely insane.
Repeal of the Test Acts removes political restrictions from dissenters, allowing them to hold public office.
Art and scienceLondon Zoological Gardens open in Regent's Park. They provide both entertainment and a supply of exotic specimens for naturalists and anatomists such as Richard Owen who becomes a European authority on the subject.
InternationalDaniel O'Connell is elected Member of Parliament for County Clare but as a Catholic is not permitted to take his seat.
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