'Modes de Paris', 25 April 1839
7 of 61 portraits by S. & J. Fuller
'Modes de Paris', 25 April 1839
probably 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 25 April 1839
9 1/2 in. x 6 1/8 in. (241 mm x 154 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1930
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Described below the image:
Modes de Longchamp. Chapeau en crepe lisse orné de marabous et de fleurs des Mns. de Melle. Alexandrine, r. Richelieu, 104. Châle en poult de soie des Mns. de Mme. Polet, r Richelieu, 95. Robes de mousseline et d'étoffe brochée, façon de Mme. Routelet, r. de Lille, 2. (Morning walking dress. Hat of crepe lisse trimmed with marabou feathers and flowers from Mademoiselle Alexandrine's shops. Shawl of poux-de-soie from Madame Polet's shops. Dresses of muslin and of brocaded fabric, made by Madame Routelet).
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- Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Promenade dress; walking dress; Modes de Longchamps; toilette de ville
- Fashion Plates: Dresses - Round gowns; round dresses
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Brocade
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Crêpe lisse
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Muslin
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Poux-de-soie; poult-de-soie
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Fabric bonnets
- Fashion Plates: Influences - French fashions
- Fashion Plates: Outer garments - Shawls
- Fashion Plates: Sleeves and cuffs - Bishop sleeves; sleeves à l'evèque
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Flowers
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Fringe
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Marabout; marabou feathers; willow plumes
- Fashion Plates: Undergarments - Chemisettes; habit-shirts
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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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