Visiting or walking dress, November 1842
Visiting or walking dress, November 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 November 1842
8 1/4 in. x 5 3/4 in. (210 mm x 147 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 November:
First, standing figure. Dress of grey poult de soie: the sleeves are narrow; the skirt, long and ample, is very plain. Long cloak-mantelet of satin pensée rounded at the back, of the newest form, ornamented with a narrow garniture of similar satin and revers of velvet embroidered with passementerie. White hat of arabic velvet with a long turning plume; underneath the front is to be seen a very pretty bunch of small blue flowers.
Second, or sitting figure. Dress of satin tourterelle. Camail of green velvet edged with an elegant passementerie and long trimmings. Hat of velours plain rose ornamented with a double white plume. Pale yellow gloves; black varnished leather shoes.
Subjects & Themesback to top
- Fashion Plates: Accessories - Handkerchiefs
- Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Promenade dress; walking dress; Modes de Longchamps; toilette de ville
- Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Visiting dress
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Poux-de-soie; poult-de-soie
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Satin
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Velvet
- Fashion Plates: Footwear - Leather shoes
- Fashion Plates: Hair - Ringlets à l'Anglaise
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Fabric hats
- Fashion Plates: Influences - French fashions
- Fashion Plates: Outer garments - Camails
- Fashion Plates: Outer garments - Mantelets; mantlets
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Embroidery
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Fringe
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Passementerie
- 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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