Promenade and carriage costume, April 1842
Promenade and carriage costume, April 1842
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 1842
8 in. x 6 in. (202 mm x 151 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 the magazine:
1st Figure - Redingotte of gros d'été, of a lilac or light mauve color. It is made quite high in the neck; corsage à pointe, and tight to the bust, with a revers en pelerine. The revers goes across the back of the corsage, comes over the shoulders as low as the putting-in of the sleeve, where it forms a kind of epaulette, being very deep, and is then sloped off, until it comes quite to a point, at the point of the corsage. The sleeves are tight to the arm, and plain, finished at the wrists by cuffs, which, being open on the outside, admit of a lace ruffle coming through. The skirt, which is very ample, has a revers down the centre of the front, and is fastened (or appears so) with several rosette bows, or choux, as they are called, made of the material of the dress, and placed at distances. On each side is a row of white lace, put on en tablier, commencing very narrow at each side of the point of the corsage, and increasing in width as it goes down. The flat collar is of lace to match. Hat of pale yellow velours épinglé, with a rouleau of crape round the edge of the front and crown. A bunch of yellow roses is placed low at the side, and blush-roses are underneath. The hat is not large, and sits much off the face, it is also very open. The hair is in smooth bands; blue velvet scarf, with a deep fringe at the ends; yellow gloves; brown brodequins.
Second Figure - Dress of casimir, the color vert Russe. It is made with a high corsage, fitting tight to the bust, and opening in front with a revers (see Plate for form of this revers). The sleeves, cut like those of a man's coat, and with two seams, are perfectly plain and tight. The skirt is of great length and width. Hat of pink velours épinglé, rather large, and shading the face a good deal; it comes very low at the sides, and the front and crown are so much on a level that they seem to be but of one piece. A quilling of pink satin ribbon is round the edge of the front, and a puffing of the same over the bavolet and round the crown. A full-blown rose, with some sprigs of yellow flowers, are retained at the centre of the front of the crown by a bow of satin ribbon of great width. Embroidered collar and cuffs; yellow gloves.
Subjects & Themesback to top
- Fashion Plates: Accessories - Handkerchiefs
- Fashion Plates: Accessories - Scarves
- Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Carriage dress
- Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Promenade dress; walking dress; Modes de Longchamps; toilette de ville
- Fashion Plates: Bodices - Corsages à pointe
- Fashion Plates: Dresses - Redingotes
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Gros d'été
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Kerseymere; cassimir
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Velours épinglé
- Fashion Plates: Footwear - Brodequins
- Fashion Plates: Hair - Bands
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Fabric bonnets
- Fashion Plates: Influences - French fashions
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Bows; noeuds; coques; rosettes; choux
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - En tablier
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Revers
Events of 1842back to top
Current affairsEdwin Chadwick publishes his damning report, Sanitary Conditions of the Labouring Poor, which details the shocking living conditions of the urban poor and prompts government to take a new interest in public health issues.
A year-long depression and the rejection of the Chartist petition leads to riots, with workers striking in the Midlands, Lancashire, Yorkshire, and parts of Scotland.
Art and scienceMudie's Lending Library opens, becoming one of the largest circulating libraries in the period. Made popular by the otherwise high cost of books, it exerts a great influence over literature; both by maintaining the more costly 'three decker' novel structure, and acting as moral censor.
Richard Owen, the English biologist, comparative anatomist and palaeontologist, coins the term 'dinosaur', combining the Greek words for 'formidable' and 'reptile'.
InternationalTreaty of Nanjing, which allows China to trade with Britain and lends Hong Kong to the British crown for 150 years. In Afghanistan, the Anglo-Afghan war ends as the British abandon Kabul, withdrawing to India and losing most of their garrison force in the operation with only one member, Dr William Brydon, surviving.
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