'Walking dresses', October 1845
'Walking dresses', October 1845
published by George Henderson, published in The Ladies' Cabinet of Fashion, Music and Romance
hand-coloured etching, published October 1845
7 5/8 in. x 4 3/4 in. (194 mm x 121 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1930
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Described in the magazine:
No. 7. Fawn-coloured striped silk robe; a half-high corsage, and long tight sleeve. The skirt is trimmed with festooned flounces put three together; there are three rows placed at a little distance from each other. Muslin canezou en coeur trimmed with lace. Long demi-large sleeves. Chapeau Pamela of pink crape, the interior trimmed with tulle of the same hue, and long floating brides of pink and black shaded ribbon; the interior with nouds [noeuds] of the same. Cashmere scarf. We need only observe that it is a public promenade dress.
No. 8. Dark green striped levantine robe; corsage of the habit form, terminated by a jacket. Sleeve of a three-quarter length, and arched at the bottom. Fancy straw chapeau; a small close shape trimmed, with shaded ribbon, and a black lace veil.
Subjects & Themesback to top
- Fashion Plates: Accessories - Handkerchiefs
- Fashion Plates: Accessories - Scarves
- Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Promenade dress; walking dress; Modes de Longchamps; toilette de ville
- Fashion Plates: Bodices - Jackets; jacket bodices
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Cashmere
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Crape; Crêpe
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Levantine
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Muslin
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Silk
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Brides
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Pamela hats
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Straw hats and bonnets
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Veils
- Fashion Plates: Outer garments - Canezous
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Bows; noeuds; coques; rosettes; choux
Events of 1845back to top
Current affairsCardinal Newman converts to Roman Catholicism. A leader of the Oxford movement , growing in influence since the 1820s, Newman had raised doubts about the authority of the Anglican church.
Ralph Etwall, MP for Andover, demands an inquiry into the administration of the Andover workhouse, which leads to the abolition of the Poor Law Commission, and resolution of Parliament to improve workhouse conditions.
Art and scienceThe American poet, short story writer, critic and leader of the American Romantic movement, Edgar Allan Poe, publishes his narrative poem 'The Raven'. The poem is a supernatural tale of a mysterious talking raven's visit to a distraught lover, who descends into madness, and explores themes of self-torture and obsession.
The reconstruction of Trafalgar Square, by architects John Nash and Sir Charles Barry, is completed.
InternationalSir John Franklin's expedition in search of the North-West passage, the sea route linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Franklin took two ships, the Erebus and the Terror, and a crew of 129 men made up Royal Navy officers. The crew never returned. Search parties sent out years later discovered the ships had got stuck in frozen waters, and that all the men had died.
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