'Modes de Paris', 25 June 1839
17 of 61 portraits by S. & J. Fuller
'Modes de Paris', 25 June 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 June 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:
Chapeau en crèpe des Mns. Maurice Beauvais, r. Richelieu, 93. Châle en gros de Naples des Mns. de Mme. Pollet, r. Richelieu 95. Châle en organdie garnie de dentelle fil et or, des Mns. Violard, r. Choiseul, 2. Sous Jupe bouffante élastique en crino-zéphir d'Oudinot, place de la Bourse, 27. (Hat of crape from Maurice Beauvais' shops. Shawl of gros de Naples from Madame Pollet's shops. Shawl of organdie trimmed with lace and gold, from Violard's shops. Bulky under-skirt of crino zephir by Oudinot).
Subjects & Themesback to top
- Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Promenade dress; walking dress; Modes de Longchamps; toilette de ville
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Crape; Crêpe
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Crinoline
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Gros de Naples
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Organdie; organdy; book muslin
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Drawn bonnets
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Fabric bonnets
- Fashion Plates: Influences - French fashions
- Fashion Plates: Outer garments - Shawls
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Flowers
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Lace
- Flowers and plants
- Vases, pots and urns
- 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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