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Toilette de Chateau, summer 1836

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Toilette de Chateau, summer 1836

by Mondain, published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, circa July 1836
8 3/8 in. x 5 3/4 in. (212 mm x 145 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1930
Reference Collection
NPG D47712

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Also published in the Lady's Magazine and Museum, August 1836, with the following description:
Toilette de Chateau. Standing Figure - Dress of white clear muslin (organde); the corsage is made low in the neck, the sleeves full all the way down, but taken in with a very narrow band, about half way between the elbow and wrist (see plate), and finished at the wrist by a deep poignet (wrist-band), mantelet en filet de soie grenadine (a new and very open black silk tulle, rather imitating fine netting.) The mantelet consists of a piece of this tulle two aunes in length, the ends rounded, and a deep black lace put in full all round (see plate); coiffure ornamented with roses. The back hair is twisted up in braids on the crown of the head, but rather far back; the front hair carried plain as far as the temples, and finished in full tufts of curls, falling low at each side of the face. Two full-blown white roses are placed over the left temple, and one with a bud over the right: gold earrings, straw colour kid gloves, brodequins (half boots) of brown satin royal.
Sitting Figure - Dress of mousseline de laine, the pattern full blown roses on a brown ground. The corsage made low in the neck, and plain to fit the bust; the sleeves are finished at the wrist by white embroidered ruffles. Mantelet of white spotted tulle, and trimmed all round with a deep white lace. (See plate). On the neck is a small collar, called col à chale; it is made with two pattes or ends, that cross in front, embroidered and trimmed with narrow Valenciennes lace; it is fastened in front with a brooch. Hair in braids on the top of the head; the front hair, which is very long, is in smooth bands over the brow, and as far as on a line with the top of the ear; it then forms a thick braid, which is turned towards the face; the ends are fastened beneath the braid on the crown of the head. (See plate). Long gold earrings, black silk mittens, white silk stockings, black satin shoes.

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William 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).

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The 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.


Texas 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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