Carriage and walking costumes, June 1842
Carriage and walking costumes, June 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 June 1842
8 1/8 in. x 5 7/8 in. (207 mm x 150 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 1842:
Première figure. Robe en barège gris: corsage ouvert par devant, ayant des plis depuis l'épaule jusqu'en bas, manches larges jusqu'en bas; chapeau en crêpe rose garni dessous la passe d'une ruche en tulle illusion et de roses à gauche. Il y a un magnifique saule pleureur nuancé en rose; cheveux en bandeaux lisses; ombrelle couleur groseille.
Deuxième figure. Robe glacée ornée de passementerie noire et rose, corsage montant à fronces par devant, manches unies avec grand jockey en haut, jupe très large, à deux grands plis et garnis en haut et en bas d'une passementerie; chapeau de crêpe soufre orné de plumes de même couleur; col et manchettes en dentelle; écharpe en velours des Indes, gants jaunes; ombrelle groseille claire.
Subjects & Themesback to top
- Fashion Plates: Accessories - Parasols
- 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: Fabrics - Barege
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Glacé silk
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Fabric bonnets
- Fashion Plates: Influences - French fashions
- Fashion Plates: Sleeves and cuffs - Mancherons; epaulettes
- Fashion Plates: Sleeves and cuffs - Manchettes
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Marabout; marabou feathers; willow plumes
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Passementerie
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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