'Paris Carriage Dress', May 1836
4 of 5 portraits matching these criteria:
- subject matching 'Fashion Plates: Influences - Egyptian influence'
'Paris Carriage 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 1/4 in. (142 mm x 83 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1930
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Described in the magazine:
Pelisse of lemon coloured gros de Tours, the corsage is made high, tight to the shape, and seamed down the front in the stomacher style on each side. The sleeve is of equal length from the bottom to the top, but it is confined in folds, and tightened at the upper and lower part by bands of platted ribbon disposed in demi lozenges with a knot on the point of each. The skirt in closed down one side by a wreath formed of ribbons, disposed in a similar manner. The pelerine is of English point lace, and the scarf of Cashmere, a new shade of grey, with ends in an Egyptian pattern, terminated by a rich fringe. Rice straw hat, a long and deep brim, the interior lined with blue crape, and trimmed in a very novel style, with blond and ribbon. Perpendicular crown trimmed with a blond lace drapery, a band and full knots of blue ribbon, and a white ostrich feather, the edges of which are thickened by the barks of blue marabouts.
Subjects & Themesback to top
- Fashion Plates: Accessories - Scarves
- Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Carriage dress
- Fashion Plates: Bodices - Stomacher corsages; stomacher form
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Cashmere
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Crape; Crêpe
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Gros de Tours
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Ostrich feathers
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Rice straw hats and bonnets; paille de riz
- Fashion Plates: Influences - Egyptian influence
- Fashion Plates: Influences - French fashions
- Fashion Plates: Lace - Blonde; blond
- Fashion Plates: Neckwear - Pelerines; fichu-pelerines; pelerine capes; pelerine tippets; pelerine collerettes
- Fashion Plates: Outer garments - Pelisses
- Fashion Plates: Sleeves and cuffs - Imbecile sleeves; sleeves à la folle
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Bows; noeuds; coques; rosettes; choux
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Fringe
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Marabout; marabou feathers; willow plumes
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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