'London Walking Dress', June 1836
40 of 91 portraits matching these criteria:
- subject matching 'Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Gros de Naples'
'London Walking Dress', June 1836
published by Joseph Robins, published in The Ladies' Pocket Magazine
hand-coloured etching, published June 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 Swedish blue gros de Naples, a half high corsage, and sleeves of rather a large size from the shoulder to about half way down the fore arm, where the fulness is confined by a tight cuff, which is bordered at top and bottom by a cambric frill scolloped at the edge. Cambric pelerine of a new form, and trimmed with the same materials; the embroidery is in a light and novel style. Bonnet of rose-coloured gros de Naples, a long brim, the interior is trimmed in the cap style, with lace and Swedish blue ribbon, perpendicular crown, ornamented with rose ribbon, and a sprig of blue flowers.
Subjects & Themesback to top
- Fashion Plates: Accessories - Handkerchiefs
- Fashion Plates: Accessories - Parasols
- Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Promenade dress; walking dress; Modes de Longchamps; toilette de ville
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Cambric
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Gros de Naples
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Fabric bonnets
- Fashion Plates: Neckwear - Pelerines; fichu-pelerines; pelerine capes; pelerine tippets; pelerine collerettes
- Fashion Plates: Sleeves and cuffs - Imbecile sleeves; sleeves à la folle
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Flowers
- Jewellery - Brooches, buckles and pins
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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