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'Newest Fashions for November 1831. Morning and Evening Dresses. Dress for the Theatres'

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'Newest Fashions for November 1831. Morning and Evening Dresses. Dress for the Theatres'

published in The World of Fashion and Continental Feuilletons
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published November 1831
8 5/8 in. x 7 in. (218 mm x 178 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1930
Reference Collection
NPG D47657

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Evening Dress. A dress of white Ipsilentine, corsage en petit coeur, cut very low, and trimmed with a double fall of blond lace. Beret sleeves. The mantle is of violet-coloured reps Africain, and lined with white gros de Naples; it is of ample width, with a pelerine and collar of an entirely new description, trimmed with satin rouleaus and tassels to correspond. The head-dress is a black satin chapeau-beret, with rose-coloured feathers.
Dress for the Theatres. A dress of pearl-grey chaty; a low corsage fitting close to the shape, and embroidered round the top. Sleeves à l'Imbecille, with double mancherons, embroidered in green and lilac. The border is worked to correspond, and is trimmed above the embroidery with a narrow double flounce. The hair is parted on the forehead, and arranged in a knot, from which a cluster of curls escape behind. A bouquet of damask roses is inserted in the knot, and a ferronière adorns the forehead. The scarf is of rose-coloured gaze cachemire, it is twisted round the head only at the moment when the wearer quits the box.
Morning dress. A pelisse of watered fawn-coloured gros de Naples. Plain corsage, round pelerine, cut in dents, and trimmed, as is also the front of the dress, with rouleaus. Bonnet of pale blue satin, trimmed with fancy flowers, blond lace, and ribbon to correspond. Cachemire scarf.

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Parliamentary Reform Bill is rejected by the House of Lords prompting riots in Nottingham, Derby and Bristol.

Art and science

Michael Faraday demonstrates electromagnetic induction.
Death of Lady Sarah Ponsonby, last of the famous Ladies of Llangollen who attracted many of the leading names in art and literature to visit them at their home in Plas Newydd, Wales.
Opening of New London Bridge, designed by John Rennie.


Violinist Niccolo Paganini arrives in England from Italy and embarks on a six month tour of the country after astonishing London audiences with his virtuoso performances.
Revolutionary outbreaks in Modena, Parma and the Papal States influenced by the July Revolution in France the previous year.

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