'Fashions for July 1838'
'Fashions for July 1838'
published in The New Monthly Belle Assemblée
hand-coloured etching, published July 1838
9 3/8 in. x 5 5/8 in. (237 mm x 142 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1930
Artistback to top
- The New Monthly Belle Assemblée (1832-1869), Magazine. Artist associated with 7 portraits.
This portraitback to top
The figure on the left was taken from a plate previously published in 'Le Follet' and 'The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic' (see D47741).
Subjects & Themesback to top
- Fashion Plates: Accessories - Parasols
- Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Carriage dress
- Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Morning dress
- Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Promenade dress; walking dress; Modes de Longchamps; toilette de ville
- Fashion Plates: Bodices - à coulisses
- Fashion Plates: Bodices - Bodices en gerbe
- Fashion Plates: Dresses - Redingotes
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Gros de Naples
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Muslin
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Tulle
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Tulle illusion
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Bibi bonnets; capotes Anglaise; English cottage bonnets
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Brides
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Capotes
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Carriage bonnets
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Dress caps
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Half dress bonnets
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Ostrich feathers
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Rice straw hats and bonnets; paille de riz
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Veils
- Fashion Plates: Neckwear - Pelerines; fichu-pelerines; pelerine capes; pelerine tippets; pelerine collerettes
- Fashion Plates: Sleeves and cuffs - Demi-gigot sleeves
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Embroidery
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Volants; volans
- Group portraits
- Hats and head attire
- Umbrellas and parasols
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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