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'Morning Dress', February 1829

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'Morning Dress', February 1829

published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in R. Ackermann's Repository of Fashions
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 February 1829
8 3/8 in. x 5 1/8 in. (214 mm x 131 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1930
Reference Collection
NPG D47628

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Described in issue number 2 of the magazine:
High dress of crimson merino; the body is a little fulled in at the waist and becomes plain towards the upper part of the bust; a circular corded cape just meets in front and is sloped off towards the shoulders, where it is deep; extending to the sleeves, which are extremely full and set in double plaits, and terminated with a deep gauntlet cuff, corded, pointed opposite the back of the hand, and having a perpendicular row of buttons on the inside; the skirt is as usual fulled in all round the waist, and is ornamented with two biais tucks nearly a quarter of a yard in depth, the upper tuck reaching as high as the knee; double vandyked ruche, tied in front with amber gauze riband with azure satin stripes. Parisian gauze cap à la Sultane d'Eldir with pipings of white satin, the border vandyked, very full, and broad; it is not put on straight at the edge of the head-piece, but rises from the centre; admitting the hair in large curls on the temples; bows of broad amber gauze riband striped with azure satin strings, unconfined and long; canary colour gloves, black shoes of gros des Indes.

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