'Evening Dress', July 1829
'Evening Dress', July 1829
published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in R. Ackermann's Repository of Fashions
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 July 1829
8 in. x 4 1/4 in. (203 mm x 109 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1930
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Described in issue number 7 of the magazine:
A dress of crepe aerophane over satin to correspond; the colour is the deepest shade of bleu du Roi. The corsage is cut extremely low, ornamented round the bust with a light trimming in crepe, and marked in the centre of the bust and back with a narrow satin rouleau. The sleeves are extremely short and full. Satin ceinture fastened behind in short bows without ends. The skirt is of an easy fulness, and finished by a broad biais of the same material on the upper edge of which is a very rich embroidery in floise silk of the same colour. The hair is arranged in a profusion of full curls, which fall low on each side of the face, and in full bows on the crown of the head. A demi guirlande goes round the back of the head, and terminates in a small bouquet of fancy flowers on the right side. Diamond ear-rings; white kid gloves; white gros de Naples sandals; plaid crepe scarf.
Subjects & Themesback to top
- Fashion Plates: Accessories - Belts - Ceintures; cinctures
- Fashion Plates: Accessories - Gloves - Kid gloves
- Fashion Plates: Accessories - Scarves
- Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Evening dress
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Aerophane
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Crape; Crêpe
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Gros de Naples
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Plaid
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Satin
- Fashion Plates: Footwear - Silk shoes
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Embroidery
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Flowers
- Flowers and plants
- Gloves and gauntlets
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Roman Catholic Relief Act grants emancipation; Catholics admitted to vote, sit in parliament and hold almost all public offices.
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First London bus service licensed; the new 'box-on-wheels' contributes greatly to the expansion of the suburbs.
Apsley House completed for the Duke of Wellington by Benjamin Wyatt.
First Oxford and Cambridge boat race.
InternationalAndrew Jackson is elected President of the United States.
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