'Modes de Paris', 15 June 1839
17 of 41 portraits matching these criteria:
- subject matching 'Fashion Plates: Dresses - Redingotes'
'Modes de Paris', 15 June 1839
probably by Hippolyte Damours, probably published by S. & J. Fuller, first published in Petit Courrier des Dames, Journal des Modes
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, circa 15 June 1839
7 3/4 in. x 6 in. (197 mm x 152 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1930
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Described in the magazine:
Chapeau en crèpe et chapeau en paille de riz de Paris sans coutures. Redingote et Mantelet en guipure. Châle en mousseline.
Subjects & Themesback to top
- Double portraits
- Fashion Plates: Accessories - Parasols - Hinged parasols; carriage parasols; Victoria parasols; marquise parasols
- Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Promenade dress; walking dress; Modes de Longchamps; toilette de ville
- Fashion Plates: Dresses - Redingotes
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Muslin
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Rice straw hats and bonnets; paille de riz
- Fashion Plates: Influences - French fashions
- Fashion Plates: Lace - Guipure
- Fashion Plates: Outer garments - Mantelets; mantlets
- Fashion Plates: Outer garments - Shawls
- From behind
- Umbrellas and parasols
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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