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'Promenade Dress', November 1828

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- subject matching 'Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Thibet cloth'

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'Promenade Dress', November 1828

published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 November 1828
8 1/2 in. x 4 3/8 in. (216 mm x 110 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1930
Reference Collection
NPG D47613

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Described in the magazine:
Dress of black satin Turque; the bodice made close and long-waisted, laced before and behind, and also pointed: the sleeves are very large to the elbow, and twice confined with black velvet bands, fastened by jet buckles. The sleeves are smaller from the elbow to the wrist, and are there confined by Berlin cameo bracelets of cast iron. The skirt is very full, and plaited in all round, and trimmed with a puffing of black crèpe lisse and lanceola-leaves, pointing upwards: chemisette within the dress, and full ruche. Large circular hat of black Leghorn, tied under the chin on the right side with trimming, irradiating from thence to the edge of the brim; papilionaceous bows of black gauze ribbon are placed on each side towards the top of the crown. Lavender-colour gloves; black prunella shoes; Thibet shawl, of lavender-colour.

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Current affairs

Duke 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 science

London 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.

International

Daniel 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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