'Modes de Paris', 20 September 1839
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- subject matching 'Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Half dress; demi-toilet'
'Modes de Paris', 20 September 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 20 September 1839
7 3/4 in. x 5 7/8 in. (197 mm x 150 mm) paper size
Artistsback to top
- Hippolyte Damours (born 1797), Engraver. Artist or producer associated with 77 portraits.
- S. & J. Fuller (active 1809-1854), Printsellers, stationers and artists' colourmen. Artist or producer associated with 61 portraits.
- Petit Courrier des Dames, Journal des Modes, French magazine. Artist or producer associated with 80 portraits.
Subjects & Themesback to top
- Double portraits
- Fashion Plates: Accessories - Aprons
- Fashion Plates: Accessories - Gloves - Mittens
- Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Evening dress
- Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Full dress
- Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Half dress; demi-toilet
- Fashion Plates: Bodices - Corsages à la Maintenon
- Fashion Plates: Dresses - Closed robes
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Plaid
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Half dress caps
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Ostrich feathers
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Petit bords; chapeau toques
- Fashion Plates: Influences - French fashions
- Fashion Plates: Lace - Guipure
- Fashion Plates: Neckwear - Pelerines; fichu-pelerines; pelerine capes; pelerine tippets; pelerine collerettes
- Fashion Plates: Sleeves and cuffs - En bouffant; en sabot
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Bows; noeuds; coques; rosettes; choux
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - En tablier
- Gloves and gauntlets
- Hats and head attire
- Mirrors and reflections
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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