Carriage costume, November 1839
Carriage costume, November 1839
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 November 1839
9 3/8 in. x 6 1/8 in. (237 mm x 154 mm) paper size
Artistsback to top
- The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum (1837-1847), Magazine. Artist or producer associated with 103 portraits.
- Dobbs & Co (active circa 1826-1840), Publishers. Artist or producer associated with 94 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Described in The Court Magazine:
Wadded dress of pale lilac satin; corsage tight to fit the bust, and en coeur. Capuchon à manches of plaid silk lined with pink satin and wadded; the back consists merely of a capuchon or hood large enough to throw over the head at pleasure, it hangs as low as the waist; the sleeves are plain, and loose enough to go over the sleeves of the dress; the fronts are long en echarpe (like the ends of the scarf); a cord and tassel to match goes round the waist and ties in front. Hat of mais gros de Naples, the front small and évasée; the trimming is of crêpe lisse; underneath the front are a few flowers mixed with a light puffing of white gauze. Hair in smooth bands, féronnière, cambric ruffles; black kid shoes; yellow kid gloves.
Second Figure - Wadded dress of nut-brown satin; corsage tight and quite high at the neck. Hat of white satin trimmed with crêpe lisse and a bunch of flowers at the left side. Scarf mantelet of plaid satin with a rounded cape, and trimmed all round with silk fringe; brodequins of dark slate colour, with kid fronts; collar en guipure.
Subjects & Themesback to top
- Double portraits
- Fashion Plates: Accessories - Belts - Cordelières
- Fashion Plates: Accessories - Gloves - Kid gloves
- Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Carriage dress
- Fashion Plates: Bodices - Bodices en coeur
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Gros de Naples
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Plaid
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Satin
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Silk
- Fashion Plates: Footwear - Brodequins
- Fashion Plates: Footwear - Kid shoes
- Fashion Plates: Hair - Bands
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Fabric hats
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Ferronières
- Fashion Plates: Lace - Guipure
- Fashion Plates: Outer garments - Capuchons à manches
- Fashion Plates: Outer garments - Scarf mantlets
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Fringe
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Tassels
- Jewellery - Brooches, buckles and pins
Events of 1839back to top
Current affairsThe Bedchamber crisis strains relations between the government and the monarchy, after Queen Victoria refuses to dismiss her Whig-appointed ladies of the bedchamber at the request of the new, Conservative Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel. Peel resigns and Melbourne returns as Prime Minister.
The Grand National is first held at the Aintree race course, won by the horse Lottery, and the first Henley Royal Regatta, the rowing event, is held on the Thames.
Art and scienceThe French and British scientists Louis Daguerre and William Henry Fox Talbot separately publicise their experiments with the new form of photography.
The prolific journalist Harriet Martineau publishes her three decker novel Deerbrook, the story of middle class country life.
InternationalThe first Opium War with China is sparked after the British government refuses to try six British soldiers accused of killing a Chinese man protecting a temple from looters. Relations were strained as Britain had promoted the drug opium in China to boost trade. Winning the war, Britain secured vital trading rights.
African captives aboard the Spanish ship La Amistad revolt, resulting in a highly publicised court case.
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