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'Toilettes de soirée et de spectacle', October 1842

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'Toilettes de soirée et de spectacle', October 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 October 1842
8 1/8 in. x 5 3/4 in. (205 mm x 147 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1930
Reference Collection
NPG D47906

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Described in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes, Court Magazine and Museum on 1 October:
Redingote en poult de soie gris, jupe unie, corsage montant des épaules et ouvert en cœur, manches plates, rabat et manchettes en dentelle, chemisette en batiste brodée, ceinture longue en ruban de taffetas rose. Bonnet sans fond formé d'une seule barbe de dentelle, plate sur le milieu de la tête et un peu froncée sur les joues, orné sur le côté de trois choux en ruban de taffetas rose d'inégale grosseur. - Robe en gros de Naples rayé ornée à la jupe d'un large biais posé en festons autour de la jupe et remontant de chaque côté du lé de devant formant tablier; cette garniture se trouve fixée sur la jupe par un autre petit biais simple, liseré de chaque coté, posé également en festons, mais en sens inverse; corsage montant, plat en bas et bouillonné jusqu'en haut, manches demi larges bouillonnées jusqu'à moitié du bras et ornées dans le haut de crevés en pareil; col et manchettes en guipure. Bonnet sans fond garni de deux rangs de dentelle relevée sur le milieu par une petite guirlande bleue.

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Current affairs

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'.

International

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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