Walking dress, April 1841
Walking dress, April 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 April 1841
8 1/4 in. x 5 3/4 in. (209 mm x 147 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 April:
Hat of white gros des Indes, with a demi guirlande of flowers at the left side. White dress with full sleeves, and a canezou of clear muslin à coulisses, trimmed round with lace, and ornamented with puffings of pink ribbon.
2nd figure - Dress of grey poux de soie, white scarf. Hat of poux de soie paille ornamented with flowers.
Subjects & Themesback to top
- Fashion Plates: Accessories - Handkerchiefs
- Fashion Plates: Accessories - Scarves
- Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Promenade dress; walking dress; Modes de Longchamps; toilette de ville
- Fashion Plates: Bodices - à coulisses
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Gros des Indes
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Muslin
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Poux-de-soie; poult-de-soie
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Fabric bonnets
- Fashion Plates: Influences - French fashions
- Fashion Plates: Outer garments - Canezous
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Embroidery
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Flowers
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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