'Modes de Paris', 5 July 1839
'Modes de Paris', 5 July 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 5 July 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 paille de riz des Mns. Maurice Beauvais, r. Richelieu, 93. Robe en mousseline garnie de guipure façon de Mme. Camille, r. Choiseul, 15. Chapeau en crèpe des Mns. de Mme. Vaulout, r. de la Paix, 28, façon de robe des ateliers de Mme. Houtelet, r. de Lille, 2. Sous Jupe bouffante élastique en crino zéphir d'Oudinot, p. de la Bourse. (Hat of rice straw from Maurice Beauvais' shops. Muslin dress trimmed with lace made by Madame Camille. Hat of crape from Madame Vaulout's shops. Dress from Madame Houtelet's studio. Puffed-out under-skirt in crino zephir by Oudinot).
Subjects & Themesback to top
- Chairs and thrones
- Fashion Plates: Accessories - Belts - Ceintures; cinctures
- Fashion Plates: Accessories - Handkerchiefs
- Fashion Plates: Dresses - Round gowns; round dresses
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Crape; Crêpe
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Crinoline
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Muslin
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Bavolets; curtains
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Fabric bonnets
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Rice straw hats and bonnets; paille de riz
- Fashion Plates: Influences - French fashions
- Fashion Plates: Lace - Guipure
- Fashion Plates: Neckwear - Tuckers; chemise-tuckers
- Fashion Plates: Sleeves and cuffs - Bishop sleeves; sleeves à l'evèque
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Lace
- Flowers and plants
- 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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