'Dinner Dress', November 1828
'Dinner 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 5 1/4 in. (215 mm x 133 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:
Black velvet dress, made extremely simple; the body à la Rosalinde, scolloped round the bust, with pendant ornaments attached to the point of each scollop: melon velvet sleeves under long full ones of white aërophane crape, fastened at the wrist by jet bracelets, nearly half-a-quarter broad. The skirt is fulled in round the waist, and terminated by scollops instead of a hem or rouleau. Turban of white aërophane crape; the fulness longitudinal, and supported by frequent bands of black and lavender-colour velvet; band of the same round the head, and a plume of white ostrich feathers and fancy velvet ornament placed far back on the left side. The hair in ringlets. White kid gloves, stamped and tied at the wrist. Black satin shoes.
Subjects & Themesback to top
- Fashion Plates: Accessories - Gloves - Kid gloves
- Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Dinner dress
- Fashion Plates: Bodices - Rosalind bodices
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Aerophane
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Velvet
- Fashion Plates: Footwear - Satin shoes
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Ostrich feathers
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Turbans
- Fashion Plates: Influences - 16th century influence
- Fashion Plates: Influences - Turkish influence
- Fashion Plates: Sleeves and cuffs - Melon sleeves
- Hats and head attire
- Jewellery - Earrings
- Jewellery - Pendants and necklaces
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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