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'Dinner Dress', November 1828

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'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
Reference Collection
NPG D47616

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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.

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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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