'London Morning Dress', May 1836
'London Morning Dress', May 1836
published by Joseph Robins, published in The Ladies' Pocket Magazine
hand-coloured etching, published May 1836
5 5/8 in. x 3 3/8 in. (142 mm x 85 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1930
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Described in the magazine:
The robe is composed of jackonot muslin, with a corsage à mille plis. The robe de chambre is of figured fawn-coloured gros de Naples. The body is full, with a shawl lappel, high behind, and very open in the bosom. The sleeve is of moderate fulness from the shoulder nearly to the wrist, where it terminates with a cuff of a new form. A white fancy silk trimming encircles the lappel and one side of the front of the skirt. The ceinture, twisted round the waist, is fastened at the side; the ends, which are pendant, are edged with silk trimming. The cap is of tulle, the caul is of moderate size, the front high, and underneath across the forehead is a ruche; the ends of the front descend in the mob style under the chin. The trimming consists of rose-coloured satin ribbon glazed with white; it is disposed in bows on the caul, and the bands which descend from them form brides, which tie under the chin.
Subjects & Themesback to top
- Fashion Plates: Accessories - Belts - Ceintures; cinctures
- Fashion Plates: Accessories - Handkerchiefs
- Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Morning dress
- Fashion Plates: Bodices - Corsages à mille plis
- Fashion Plates: Dresses - Robes de chambre
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Gros de Naples
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Jaconet
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Brides
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Undress caps
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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.
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