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'Morning Visiting Dress', June 1838

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- subject matching 'Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Marabout; marabou feathers; willow plumes'

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'Morning Visiting Dress', June 1838

by W. Bosell, probably published by E. Henderson, probably published in The Ladies' Cabinet of Fashion, Music and Romance
hand-coloured etching, probably published June 1838
6 5/8 in. x 3 5/8 in. (169 mm x 93 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1930
Reference Collection
NPG D47745

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Morning Dress. Azure blue pou de soie robe; the skirt is trimmed with a flounce bordered in a very novel style with fancy silk trimming. Half high corsage and manche à volons. India muslin mantelet embroidered in feather stitch, and trimmed with Brussels lace. Italian straw hat of a large size; the interior of the brim decorated with flowers, and the crown trimmed with a bouquet of willow marabouts.

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Current affairs

The 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 science

Turner'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.

International

The 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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