'Evening Dress', October 1834
'Evening Dress', October 1834
published by G. Henderson, published in The Ladies' Cabinet of Fashion, Music and Romance
hand-coloured etching, published October 1834
6 1/2 in. x 3 3/8 in. (164 mm x 86 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1930
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Described in the magazine:
The robe is composed of pink gaze de soie, over gros de Naples to correspond. The body is made low, but very moderately so; it is close to the shape, pointed at the bottom, and trimmed round the top with a lappel cut in light waves, and bordered with a ruche of gauze ribband to correspond. Short full sleeves, the fulness divided near the bottom of the sleeve by a band and bow of ribband. The front of the skirt is ornamented with ruches placed en tablier. Blond lace cap, the trimming of the front arranged en aureole, and decorated with a wreath of yellow roses. The brides and knots of ribband that adorn the caul correspond. Gloves of black silk net.
Subjects & Themesback to top
- Fashion Plates: Accessories - Gloves - Mittens
- Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Evening dress
- Fashion Plates: Bodices - Corsages à pointe
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Gauze
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Gros de Naples
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Brides
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Half dress caps
- Fashion Plates: Lace - Blonde; blond
- Fashion Plates: Neckwear - Pelerines; fichu-pelerines; pelerine capes; pelerine tippets; pelerine collerettes
- Fashion Plates: Sleeves and cuffs - Beret sleeves
- Fashion Plates: Sleeves and cuffs - Mancherons; epaulettes
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - En tablier
Events of 1834back to top
Current affairsSir Robert Peel, Tory, replaces Whig Lord Melbourne as Prime Minister, promising measured reform in a shift from reactionary 'Tory' to more measured 'Conservative' politics (he had voted for the 1832 Reform Act).
Trial of Tolpuddle Martyrs, six labourers transported to Australia after trying to raise funds for workers in need by forming a Friendly Society.
Art and scienceCharles Babbage's invents the Analytic Machine. Considered to be the forerunner to the modern computer, the machine was able to make automatic mathematical calculations.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton publishes his hugely popular, but now largely neglected, novel Last Days of Pompeii, set in the Italian city at the time of Mount Vesuvius' eruption in 79AD.
InternationalDom Miguel I, King of Portugal, is defeated by his brother Pedro IV, in the Portuguese civil war.
Slavery is abolished in the British dominions, although slaves still working are indentured to their former owners in an 'apprenticeship' system; the philanthropist Joseph Sturge was a prominent critic of the policy, which was abolished in 1838. Whilst slave owners received compensation, slaves received nothing.
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