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'English Dinner Dress', April 1829

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'English Dinner Dress', April 1829

published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in R. Ackermann's Repository of Fashions
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 April 1829
8 in. x 4 1/4 in. (204 mm x 109 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1930
Reference Collection
NPG D47637

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Described in issue number 4 of the magazine:
Dress of lilac gros de Naples, the corsage en draperie regulated in the centre by a perpendicular corded band, and ornamented with a trimming of Spanish points corded, meeting at the commencement in front, and widening as it extends to the shoulders, where the trimming is considerably deeper than at the waist. The back is made to correspond. Short white satin sleeves and long full ones over them of white crepe lisse‚ confined by broad gold bracelets, with gothic clasps at the wrist. The skirt is simply decorated by a deep biais of the same material as the dress, headed by a row of corded Spanish points falling over it. Ceinture of pink satin, corded at the edge, and a rosette bow behind. Spanish hat, of white gros de Naples, placed rather on the right side, ornamented with lilac ostrich feathers, one placed beneath the brim on the left side and brought over to the crown; others very tastefully disposed and falling in different directions; long loose strings of tulle trimmed with narrow blond. Earrings and necklace of emeralds, set in gold; white kid gloves; white satin shoes.

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Metropolitan police force of over three thousand paid, uniformed, professional policemen founded by Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel.
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Success of George Stephenson's Rocket steam engine at Rainhill Trials.
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First Oxford and Cambridge boat race.

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