French walking dress, 1834
French walking dress, 1834
published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes
hand-coloured line engraving, published 1834
8 3/4 in. x 5 3/4 in. (223 mm x 146 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1930
Artistback to top
- Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes (1829-1892), French magazine. Artist associated with 89 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Described in the magazine:
Capote en Gros de Tours - Redingote garnie de Ruches en Poux de Soie. [Capote of Gros de Tours - Redingote trimmed with ruches of pou-de-soie].
Subjects & Themesback to top
- Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Promenade dress; walking dress; Modes de Longchamps; toilette de ville
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Gros de Tours
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Poux-de-soie; poult-de-soie
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Capotes
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Fabric hats
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Undress caps
- Fashion Plates: Influences - French fashions
- Fashion Plates: Outer garments - Redingotes
- Fashion Plates: Sleeves and cuffs - Imbecile sleeves; sleeves à la folle
Events of 1834back to top
Current affairsSir Robert Peel, Tory, replaces Whig Lord Melbourne as Prime Minister, promising measured reform in a shift from reactionary 'Tory' to more measured 'Conservative' politics (he had voted for the 1832 Reform Act).
Trial of Tolpuddle Martyrs, six labourers transported to Australia after trying to raise funds for workers in need by forming a Friendly Society.
Art and scienceCharles Babbage's invents the Analytic Machine. Considered to be the forerunner to the modern computer, the machine was able to make automatic mathematical calculations.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton publishes his hugely popular, but now largely neglected, novel Last Days of Pompeii, set in the Italian city at the time of Mount Vesuvius' eruption in 79AD.
InternationalDom Miguel I, King of Portugal, is defeated by his brother Pedro IV, in the Portuguese civil war.
Slavery is abolished in the British dominions, although slaves still working are indentured to their former owners in an 'apprenticeship' system; the philanthropist Joseph Sturge was a prominent critic of the policy, which was abolished in 1838. Whilst slave owners received compensation, slaves received nothing.
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