'Head Dresses', October 1828
'Head Dresses', October 1828
published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 October 1828
8 1/2 in. x 4 7/8 in. (215 mm x 124 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:
1. Cap of white crèpe lisse, the border very broad, vandyked and edged with scarlet braiding; in a deep puff on the left temple a cardinal flower is placed; the border touches the forehead in front, takes a retrograde direction and rises high on the right side, and is sustained with another branch of the cardinal flower: the head-piece is bound with scarlet satin.
2. Toque of Parisian gauze of a pale Pomona green, folded very deep and standing up from the head-piece, and adorned with several long bows of broad green gauze ribbon; the crown is low and circular.
3. Hat of Aurora or amber-colour gros de Naples; the crown higher in front than behind, and the front of the brim very projecting and shallow at the back, where a small bow is placed, to which a long white ostrich feather is fastened; it lies flat on the brim, and falls below it towards the left or opposite side; a zig-zag puff trimming ornaments the front; broad amber-colour strings.
4. Capote of rose-colour silk, trimmed with a notched ruche at the edge of the brim, and lined with white sarsnet; the crown is high, and in front has two very large stiffened bows like long loops and a triplet of leaves standing erect.
Subjects & Themesback to top
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Crêpe lisse
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Gauze
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Gros de Naples
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Sarsnet; sarcenet
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Silk
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Capotes
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Ostrich feathers
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Toques
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Undress caps
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Bows; noeuds; coques; rosettes; choux
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Flowers
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Vandyking
- Hats and head attire
Events of 1828back to top
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