Dinner dresses, June 1841
Dinner dresses, June 1841
published by Dobbs & Co, published in The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum, first published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published June 1841
8 1/4 in. x 5 7/8 in. (210 mm x 149 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1930
Artistsback to top
- The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum (1837-1847), Magazine. Artist associated with 103 portraits.
- Dobbs & Co (active circa 1826-1840), Publishers. Artist associated with 94 portraits.
- Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes (1829-1892), French magazine. Artist associated with 89 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Described in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes, Court Magazine and Museum on 1 June:
Dress of India muslin, low corsage, sleeves full, but reaching only to the elbow, where they are confined with a band. The skirt has a deep hem at bottom, and is embroidered down each side of the front, giving to the dress something of the effect of an open robe. Canezou of India muslin, trimmed with a quilling of tulle and fastened down the front with buttons. Cap trimmed with rich lace, the borders interspersed with puffs of green ribbon, hair in bands, half long gloves of peau de Suède, fan.
2nd figure - Low dress of straw color poux de soie, shot with white. Short sleeves finished by two puffings or sabots, lace canezou with deep falls over the shoulders. Cap trimmed with lace and a quantity of pink ribbon; hair in smooth bands, long black silk mittens en filet. Lace ruffles, black satin shoes.
Subjects & Themesback to top
- Fashion Plates: Accessories - Gloves - Mittens
- Fashion Plates: Accessories - Gloves - Suede gloves
- Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Dinner dress
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Muslin
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Poux-de-soie; poult-de-soie
- Fashion Plates: Footwear - Satin shoes
- Fashion Plates: Hair - Bands
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Half dress caps
- Fashion Plates: Influences - French fashions
- Fashion Plates: Outer garments - Canezous
- Fashion Plates: Sleeves and cuffs - En bouffant; en sabot
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Embroidery
Events of 1841back to top
Current affairsSir Robert Peel's second term as Prime Minister. Peel replaces the Whig Prime Minister Lord Melbourne after a Conservative general election victory. The English comic periodical Punch is first published, under the auspices of engraver Ebenezer Landells and writer Henry Mayhew, and quickly establishes itself as a radical commentary on the arts, politics and current affairs, notable for its heavily satirised cartoons.
Art and scienceThomas Carlyle publishes his set of lectures On Heroes and Hero Worship, in which he attempts to connect past heroic figures to significant figures form the present.
William Henry Fox Talbot invents the calotype process, in which photographs were developed from negatives. This allowed for multiple copies of images to be made, and was the basis of modern, pre-digital, photographic processing.
InternationalSigning of the Straits Convention, an international agreement between Britain, France, Prussia, Austria, Russia and Turkey, denying access to non-Ottoman warships through the seas connecting the Mediterranean and the Black Seas, a major concession by Russia. Whilst signalling a spirit of co-operation, the convention emphasises the decline of the Ottoman Empire.
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