Paris visiting dress, 1839
Paris visiting dress, 1839
published in Le Bon Ton, Journal des Modes, republished in Blackwood's Lady's Magazine and Gazette of the Fashionable World
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published March 1839
9 3/4 in. x 6 1/4 in. (249 mm x 159 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1930
Artistsback to top
- Blackwood's Lady's Magazine and Gazette of the Fashionable World (1836-1860), Magazine. Artist associated with 3 portraits.
- Le Bon Ton, Journal des Modes (1834-1874), French fashion magazine. Artist associated with 3 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Described in the magazine:
Chapeau de velours épinglé de Mme. Dasse, 38 de Richelieu. Robes façons de Mme. Lejeune rue St. Honoré, 353, bis, Gants de Boivin jeune, Rue de Castiglione. (Hat of velours épinglé. Dresses made by Mme. Lejeune. Gloves by Boivin junior).
Subjects & Themesback to top
- Chairs and thrones
- Double portraits
- Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Visiting dress
- Fashion Plates: Dresses - Demi-redingotes
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Velours épinglé
- Fashion Plates: Footwear - Gaiters
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Bavolets; curtains
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Fabric bonnets
- Fashion Plates: Influences - French fashions
- Fashion Plates: Neckwear - Falling tuckers
- Fashion Plates: Sleeves and cuffs - Bishop sleeves; sleeves à l'evèque
- Flowers and plants
- From behind
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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