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'Social Party Dress', January 1835

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'Social Party Dress', January 1835

published by G. Henderson, published in The Ladies' Cabinet of Fashion, Music and Romance
hand-coloured etching, published January 1835
6 1/2 in. x 3 3/8 in. (164 mm x 87 mm) paper size
Acquired, 1930
Reference Collection
NPG D47680

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Described in the January issue of The Ladies' Pocket Magazine as a Paris Dinner Dress, with a reversed image:
Paris Dinner Dress. The robe is of light green figured pou de Soie, the corsage half high, and rounded at the top, sits close to the shape, and is trimmed with a row of blond lace standing up. The sleeves of the usual size and form at top, are confined at the bottom by a tight cuff, which is bordered with blond lace, and ornamented with a knot of satin ribbon composed of four coques, it is placed in front. Ceinture of rich plain green ribbon. Two flounces, bordered with blond lace are set in full round the skirt. Pelerine of tulle blonde; there are two falls, deep and rounded behind, and pointed in front; it is partially open on the bosom but quite high in the back of the neck, and is trimmed with blond lace surmounted by a light embroidery. Bonnet à l'Agnes Sorel; horizontal caul, trimmed at the bottom of the back with a point of apple green satin ribbon, which turns up, and is bordered with blond lace. The front is composed of ribbon sitting close at the sides of the face, but branching out in three points over the forehead; it is bordered with blond lace, and forms floating lappets. A wreath of delicate flowers, from which three sprigs answering to the points branch out, is placed over the forehead.

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Lord Melbourne, Whig, becomes Prime Minister following Peel's resignation. Melbourne's government took steps to suppress trade union activity, introducing legislation against 'illegal oaths', contributing to the failure of Robert Owen's Grand National Consolidated Trades' Union.

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