'Morning Dress', summer 1835
'Morning Dress', summer 1835
published by G. Henderson, published in The Ladies' Cabinet of Fashion, Music and Romance
hand-coloured etching, published July 1835
5 7/8 in. x 3 1/2 in. (150 mm x 90 mm) paper size
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The same figure (reversed) appears in a plate in The Lady's Magazine and Museum in June 1835, from which it was probably copied, with a description:
Toilette d'Interieur; or Morning Dress. Dress of white muslin, embroidered in coloured worsteds; the pattern, rose-buds; worn over a pale pink under-dress of gros de Naples. The corsage is tight, and has draperies à la Sévigné put on (see plate). The sleeves above the elbow are excessively full; but from the elbow to the wrist are gathered into plaits, and made to sit as tight as possible to the arm; the poiquet or wristband is narrow, and edged with lace; the skirt is excessively full all round the waist. Cap of tulle, or blond net; the crown consists of a plain round, merely gathered round the head; the borders, which are very deep and full, stand off from the face (see plate); they are plain, over the centre of the brow. The ribbons are of gauze, and are edged all round with a narrow blonde. The ribbon merely goes round the crown of the cap, crosses in front, and descends at each side to form the brides. Cravatte and ceinture of pink ribbon; the latter is fastened in front, where it forms a small bow with two very long ends. White kid gloves, white silk stockings, and black satin shoes.
Subjects & Themesback to top
- Fashion Plates: Accessories - Belts - Ceintures; cinctures
- Fashion Plates: Accessories - Gloves - Kid gloves
- Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Morning dress
- Fashion Plates: Bodices - Bodices à la Sévigné
- Fashion Plates: Bodices - Bodices en coeur
- Fashion Plates: Dresses - Under-dresses; under-skirts
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Gros de Naples
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Muslin
- Fashion Plates: Footwear - Satin shoes
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Brides
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Undress caps
- Fashion Plates: Neckwear - Cravats; neck knots; sautoirs
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Embroidery
- Fashion Plates: Undergarments - Stockings
Events of 1835back to top
Current affairsLord Melbourne, Whig, becomes Prime Minister following Peel's resignation. Melbourne's government took steps to suppress trade union activity, introducing legislation against 'illegal oaths', contributing to the failure of Robert Owen's Grand National Consolidated Trades' Union.
Art and scienceFelix Dujardin, the French biologist, reveals protoplasm.
Work on the enlargement and remodelling of Buckingham House to designs by the architect John Nash is completed, creating Buckingham Palace.
InternationalJuan Manuel de Rosas becomes dictator of Argentina, invoking a seventeen year rule dominated by terror. A powerful cattle rancher, he represents the rise of the estancieros, the new landed oligarchy based on commercial ranching.
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