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'Toilette de soirée et toilette de ville', September 1842

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'Toilette de soirée et toilette de ville', September 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 September 1842
8 1/8 in. x 5 7/8 in. (206 mm x 148 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1930
Reference Collection
NPG D47905

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Described in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes, Court Magazine and Museum on 1 September:
Toilette de soirée. Robe en barège blanc à double jupe, la seconde, beaucoup plus courte que l'autre, est arrondie et ouverte sur le devant en tunique, une bordure en cachemire est posée sur le bord de l'ourlet et remonte de chaque côté de la seconde jupe jusqu'à la pointe du corsage qui est décolleté, juste du haut et froncé dans la ceinture où il forme la gerbe, petite dentelle autour du corsage, manches courtes, plates, ornées de deux rangs de bordure en cachemire; le bas du corsage est bordé d'une bordure qui forme ceinture. Bonnet sans fond en application d'Angleterre, orné d'un diademe de petites roses descendant de chaque côté en grappes qui sont recouvertes de longues barbes de dentelle.
Toilette de ville. Robe en poult de soie bleu, garnie à la jupe de deux rangs de passementerie natée remontant de chaque côté en tablier jusqu'au corsage, un troisième rang est posé droit sur le devant de la jupe; corsage décolleté, à pointe arrondie, avec un rang de passementerie posé sur la couture du milieu du corsage venant rejoindre celui de la jupe; petite pélerine ouverte, encadrée de passementerie, laissant voir le devant du corsage et fixée autour sous un large biais en pareil; manches plates à deux coutures, manchettes de dentelle. Capote en poult de soie jaune, relevée par derrière, bordée d'un rouleau en poult de soie, et ornée de chaque côté d'une petite grappe de roses ainsi qu'à l'intérieur de la passe.

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Edwin 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 science

Mudie'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'.


Treaty 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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