'Modes de Paris', 10 February 1839
4 of 61 portraits by S. & J. Fuller
'Modes de Paris', 10 February 1839
by Hippolyte Damours, published by S. & J. Fuller, first published in Petit Courrier des Dames, Journal des Modes
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, circa 10 February 1839
9 1/2 in. x 6 1/8 in. (241 mm x 155 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1930
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Described below the image:
Coiffure exécutée par Mr. Gorniot, r. de la f. des Mathurins, 9, ornée d'une guirlande des Mns Cartier, bt. des Italiens. Robe en tulle ornée de noeuds de velours façons de Mme. Landrin, cité d'Antin, 7. Volans en dentelle renaissance des Mns. Violard, r. Richelieu, 2. Gants Laboulé, r. Richelieu, 95. (Hair by Mr Gorniot, decorated with a garland from the Cartier shops. Dress of tulle trimmed with velvet bows made by Madame Landrin. Volants of Renaissance lace from Violard's shops. Gloves [by?] Laboulé).
Subjects & Themesback to top
- Chairs and thrones
- Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Evening dress
- Fashion Plates: Bodices - Corsages à pointe
- Fashion Plates: Dresses - Round gowns; round dresses
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Tulle
- Fashion Plates: Hair - à la Clotilde
- Fashion Plates: Hair - Coques; bows of hair
- Fashion Plates: Influences - 17th century influence
- Fashion Plates: Influences - French fashions
- Fashion Plates: Neckwear - Berthas; berthes
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Bows; noeuds; coques; rosettes; choux
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Flowers
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Lace
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Volants; volans
- Jewellery - Bangles and bracelets
- Words and inscriptions
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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