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'Morning Dress', summer 1835

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- subject matching 'Fashion Plates: Undergarments - Stockings'

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'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
Acquired, 1930
Reference Collection
NPG D47676

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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.

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