Morning dress, summer 1837
Morning dress, summer 1837
published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, circa June 1837
8 1/8 in. x 5 7/8 in. (206 mm x 149 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1930
Artistback to top
- Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes (1829-1892), French magazine. Artist associated with 89 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Also published in The Lady's Magazine and Museum, July 1837 (where the dresses were changed to mourning and coloured black due to the recent death of King William IV) with a description:
Toilette de matin d'intérieur. Peignoir, robe de chambre, of embroidered muslin, lined throughout with coloured poux de soie. Pelerine to match. Tight sleeves, with two deep frills of rich embroidery, edged with narrow lace edging; and trimming of the same goes all round the peignoir. Cap of tulle illusion, made to fit the head quite tight; the border consisting of full bouillons, enclosing a wreath of light flowers; this border only goes at each side of the face. Very wide brides (strings) of tulle illusion, edged with lace. Hair in smooth bands. Silk cordelière and tassels. The second figure gives the back of the dress.
Subjects & Themesback to top
- Fashion Plates: Accessories - Belts - Cordelières
- Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Morning dress
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Muslin
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Poux-de-soie; poult-de-soie
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Tulle illusion
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Brides
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Ferronières
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Undress caps
- Fashion Plates: Influences - French fashions
- Fashion Plates: Neckwear - Pelerines; fichu-pelerines; pelerine capes; pelerine tippets; pelerine collerettes
- Fashion Plates: Outer garments - Peignoirs
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Bouillons; puffings
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Embroidery
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Lace
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Tassels
Events of 1837back to top
Current affairsThe controversial monarch William IV dies of pneumonia in June leaving no legitimate heirs, and is succeeded to the throne by his niece Victoria, one month after her eighteenth birthday.
The Registration Act of Births, Marriages and Deaths makes it compulsory for all births, marriages and deaths to be registered at a Registry Office.
Art and scienceDickens's second novel Oliver Twist is serialised in Bentley's Magazine. The story of the orphan Oliver is an attack on the Poor Law Amendment Acts (1834), a highly contentious piece of legislation which abolished outdoor relief, effectively increasing entry in the workhouse. The novel, famously made into a musical in 1968, marks Dickens as an outspoken social critic as well as a highly popular and commercial writer.
InternationalThe Russian poet Aleksandr Pushkin is killed in a duel with Baron Georges d'Anthès. Considered the founder of modern Russian literature, Pushkin blended Old Slavonic with vernacular Russian and was the first Russian writer to use everyday speech in his poetry. His works include Eugene Onegin.
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