Toilettes d'interieur, December 1842
5 of 8 portraits matching these criteria:
- subject matching 'Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Pekin'
Toilettes d'interieur, December 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 December 1842
8 1/4 in. x 5 7/8 in. (209 mm x 148 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 December:
First, or standing figure. Dress of green pekin, the skirt garnished with very much folds conveniently distanced; sleeves tight as well as the corsage high and opened en coeur; a prettiest bonnet consisting of two long barbes not too large, a good deal sloped away in front of the head, so as to make the bonnet set off the brow completely: black varnished leather shoes; kid gloves.
Second, or sitting figure. Robe de chambre of poult de soie, ornamented with very light passementerie trimming and elegantly intershuted with silk ganses and tassels. High corsage, slightly gathered to the waist and to the shoulders; sleeves pagodes; pelerine cardinal; underdress of scotian cambric, trimmed with three pretty entredeux placed a little distant from each other. Bonnet of embroidered Indian muslin having two dentelle-rows backward and choux of orange ribbons long-ending; satin shoes. Kid gloves.
Subjects & Themesback to top
- Fashion Plates: Accessories - Gloves - Kid gloves
- Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Toilette d'interieur; robe d'interieur; home dress
- Fashion Plates: Bodices - Bodices en coeur
- Fashion Plates: Dresses - Robes de chambre
- Fashion Plates: Dresses - Under-dresses; under-skirts
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Cambric
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Pekin
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Poux-de-soie; poult-de-soie
- Fashion Plates: Footwear - Leather shoes
- Fashion Plates: Footwear - Satin shoes
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Undress caps
- Fashion Plates: Influences - French fashions
- Fashion Plates: Outer garments - Cardinals
- Fashion Plates: Sleeves and cuffs - Pagoda sleeves
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Bows; noeuds; coques; rosettes; choux
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Passementerie
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Tassels
- Fashion Plates: Undergarments - Chemisettes; habit-shirts
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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