Ball dresses, May 1838
Ball dresses, May 1838
published by Dobbs & Co, published in The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published May 1838
9 3/8 in. x 5 3/4 in. (238 mm x 147 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1930
Artistsback to top
- The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum (1837-1847), Magazine. Artist associated with 103 portraits.
- Dobbs & Co (active circa 1826-1840), Publishers. Artist associated with 94 portraits.
This portraitback to top
This print was first published in 'Le Follet' where it was described below the image:
Coiffure par Mr. A. Normandin, Passage Choiseuil, 19. Robe en tulle brodée au corsage et garnie de rubans des ateliers de Mme. Pollet, rue Richelieu, 95. (Dress of tulle embroidered on the corsage and decorated with ribbons).
Subjects & Themesback to top
- Double portraits
- Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Ball dress
- Fashion Plates: Bodices - Corsages à pointe
- Fashion Plates: Dresses - Double skirts; overskirts
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Tulle
- Fashion Plates: Hair - à la Clotilde
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Barbes
- Fashion Plates: Influences - 17th century influence
- Fashion Plates: Influences - French fashions
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Bouillons; puffings
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Embroidery
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Flowers
- Fashion Plates: Undergarments - Guimpes
- From behind
- Jewellery - Brooches, buckles and pins
Events of 1838back to top
Current affairsThe Anti-Corn Law league is established in Manchester, led by Richard Cobden and John Bright, aiming to create a fully free-trade economy.
The People's Charter is published, demanding many constitutional amendments that would become central to future democratic reform, including universal male suffrage and secret ballots. Despite having one million signatures (and 5 million by 1848), the petition was rejected.
Slavery is completely abolished.
Art and scienceTurner's The Fighting Temeraire is exhibited at the Royal Academy. The Temeraire, which had broken the line at the Battle of Trafalgar, was a reflection on the rapid changes of the industrial age. This was demonstrated this year when Isambard Brunel's Great Western crosses the Atlantic, in just fifteen days - a ship under sail could take a month.
The London-Birmingham railway is also completed, the line engineered by Robert Stephenson.
InternationalThe first stage in the formation of independent Boer republics in South Africa, as the Republic of Natal is formed in South Africa, following the Boers defeat of the Matabele of Mzilikasi. This comes two years after the Dutch-speaking inhabitants of the British-ruled colony of South Africa set out on the Great Trek, in search of their own independent state.
The Central American Federation, an experimental republic formed of several Latin states splits.
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