'London Evening Dress', January 1836
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- subject matching 'Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Tulle illusion'
'London Evening Dress', January 1836
published by Joseph Robins, published in The Ladies' Pocket Magazine
hand-coloured etching, published January 1836
5 5/8 in. x 3 1/4 in. (142 mm x 83 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1930
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Described in the magazine:
The robe is pale straw coloured satin, of that rich kind called triple satin. The corsage cut low and tight to the shape, descends a little in the centre of the bosom, displaying a little of the blond chemisette; the corsage is trimmed with a superb blond pelerine, broad over the back and shoulders, but narrowing just to a point in the centre of the bosom; sleeves à I'imbecille of tulle illusion over satin berets; the skirt is edged with pointed blond. The head-dress consists of a pink crape scarf, arranged upon the head somewhat in the turban style, but in a very novel manner. A twisted bandeau of oiseau and ruby gauze ribbons intermingled is placed at the base of the coiffure, and the plumage of a bird of paradise is inserted in it by a gold and ruby pin. Necklace, &c. gold and rubies.
Subjects & Themesback to top
- Fashion Plates: Accessories - Handkerchiefs
- Fashion Plates: Accessories - Scarves
- Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Evening dress
- Fashion Plates: Dresses - Robes
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Satin
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Tulle illusion
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Bird of Paradise plumes
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Turbans
- Fashion Plates: Lace - Blonde; blond
- Fashion Plates: Neckwear - Pelerines; fichu-pelerines; pelerine capes; pelerine tippets; pelerine collerettes
- Fashion Plates: Sleeves and cuffs - Beret sleeves
- Fashion Plates: Sleeves and cuffs - Imbecile sleeves; sleeves à la folle
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Vandyking
- Fashion Plates: Undergarments - Chemisettes; habit-shirts
- Jewellery - Bangles and bracelets
- Jewellery - Brooches, buckles and pins
- Jewellery - Pendants and necklaces
- Jewellery - Precious stones
Events of 1836back to top
Current affairsWilliam Lovett founds the Working Men's Association, the precursor to Chartism, with the aim to achieving equal social and political rights between men of all classes.
A reduction in stamp duty from 4d to 1d helps to keep unstamped newspapers off the street, and leads to wider circulation of legal newspapers.
The first railway line is built in London, connecting to Greenwich and operated by the London Greenwich Railway (LGR).
Art and scienceThe American poet and writer Ralph Waldo Emerson outlines his theory of transcendentalism in Nature, in which he argues for individualism above traditional authority, stressing the infinitude of the private self and the possibility of achieving an original relation to the universe.
The German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer publishes On the Will in Nature, a precursor to his famous The World as Will and Representation.
InternationalTexas declares its independence from Mexico following a series of battles, including those at the Alamo and Goliad. Sam Houston is the first president of Texas, serving both in 1836-38 and 1841-44.
The city of Adelaide is founded in Australia, at the mouth of the Torrens river, named in honour of Queen Adelaide, consort of William IV.
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