'Dinner Dress', 1832
'Dinner Dress', 1832
published by Joseph Robins, probably published in The Parisian Gem of Fashion
hand-coloured etching, probably published 1832
5 7/8 in. x 3 1/2 in. (149 mm x 89 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1930
Artistsback to top
Subjects & Themesback to top
- Fashion Plates: Accessories - Handkerchiefs
- Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Dinner dress
- Fashion Plates: Bodices - Bodices à la Sévigné
- Fashion Plates: Footwear - Sandal-shoes; sandal-slippers
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Dress hats
- Fashion Plates: Influences - French fashions
- Fashion Plates: Neckwear - Tuckers; chemise-tuckers
- Fashion Plates: Sleeves and cuffs - En bouffant; en sabot
- Fashion Plates: Sleeves and cuffs - Mancherons; epaulettes
- Gloves and gauntlets
- Hats and head attire
- Jewellery - Earrings
- Jewellery - Pendants and necklaces
Events of 1832back to top
Current affairsWilliam IV agrees to the creation of new peers in order to obtain the passage of the Reform Act, although this proved unnecessary when the Tories withdrew opposition. Male franchise is extended by fifty percent; fifty-six 'rotten boroughs' lose representation and forty-one new constituencies are created. Irish and Scottish Reform Acts are also passed.
Art and scienceMathematician Charles Babbage publishes his best selling Economy of Machinery and Manufactures. In response to recent outbreaks of machine-breaking and riots, he aimed to reveal the sources of Britain's industrial strength to the urban elite and promote institutional change.
Parliament votes funds for National Gallery buildings in Trafalgar Square.
InternationalFree land grants end for English settlers in Australia on recommendation of the leading colonisation theorist Edward Wakefield in his Letter from Sydney.
Greek independence recognised by the Treaty of London.
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