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'Evening Full Dress', September 1828

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'Evening Full Dress', September 1828

published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 September 1828
8 1/2 in. x 4 3/8 in. (216 mm x 110 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1930
Reference Collection
NPG D47615

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Described in the magazine:
Rose-colour gros de Naples dress; the waist long, and pointed in the front and back, and trimmed with a narrow ruche of tulle round the top of the bust: the sleeves are à la Marie Stuart; the upper part being very full, and twice divided by a rose-colour satin band round the arm, and terminated at the wrist by a deep cuff, with Vandykes pointing towards the elbow. The skirt is made without gores, very full and plaited in all round the waist, and is ornamented with a ruche of tulle and a very deep flounce of Chatillon sprigged blond lace, placed about half-way of the skirt, and falls with-in a finger's length of the wadded hem, which touches the ground. The hair is parted in front, and dressed in light and becoming curls on the side and behind. Spanish hat of rose-colour satin, the brim a little turned up on the sides, and a slight declination in front; the crown is low, and adorned with a profusion of white ostrich feathers, fastened by a pink topaz star. Gold necklace and ear-rings; the latter in the form of a leaf and bunch of grapes; vinegarette suspended from a Chinese chain; broad chain bracelet, with circular emerald snaps. Embroidered gauze scarf; white kid gloves; white satin shoes.

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Duke of Wellington becomes Prime Minister.
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Repeal of the Test Acts removes political restrictions from dissenters, allowing them to hold public office.

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