'Paris Dinner Dress', November 1836
'Paris Dinner Dress', November 1836
published by Joseph Robins, published in The Ladies' Pocket Magazine
hand-coloured etching, published November 1836
5 1/2 in. x 3 3/8 in. (141 mm x 85 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1930
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Described in the magazine:
The robe is composed of mousseline brochée, the skirt is bordered with a flounce of the same material, of moderate depth; a low corsage, slightly descending in the centre of back and breast, so as to display the chemisette; it sits close to the shape at the top, but is drawn in with a little fulness at the bottom of the waist; the sleeve is somewhat of the gigot form, moderately full at the top, and light at the lower part; a double fall of lace set on full forms a mancheron. Lace cuffs. The cap is composed of pale rose ribbon, the caul open, the front disposed en bouillonné, and covered with a very full knot of ribbon, the ends of which fall over the back of the head; small pink flowers intermingled with the bouillons and floating brides complete the trimming.
Subjects & Themesback to top
- Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Dinner dress
- Fashion Plates: Dresses - Robes
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Mousseline brochée; brochée muslin
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Brides
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Half dress caps
- Fashion Plates: Influences - French fashions
- Fashion Plates: Sleeves and cuffs - Gigot sleeves; leg-of-mutton sleeves
- Fashion Plates: Sleeves and cuffs - Mancherons; epaulettes
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Bouillons; puffings
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Flowers
- Fashion Plates: Undergarments - Chemisettes; habit-shirts
- Hats and head attire
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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