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'Promenade dresses', September 1845

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- subject matching 'Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Barege'

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'Promenade dresses', September 1845

published by George Henderson, published in The Ladies' Cabinet of Fashion, Music and Romance
hand-coloured etching, published September 1845
7 5/8 in. x 4 7/8 in. (193 mm x 125 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1930
Reference Collection
NPG D47955

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Described in the magazine:
No. 7. Robe of fawn-coloured barège satiné; the corsage very high at the back; the fronts disposed en gerbe, and very open nearly to the bottom of the waist, displaying the chemisette, composed of alternate plain bands, and embroidered entre deux. The sleeve is nearly long, and arched at the bottom, displaying a muslin under sleeve; biais tucks ornament the upper and lower part of the silk sleeve. The skirt is finished with two, deep tucks. Chapeau of open fancy straw, a round shape, the interior trimmed with knots of rose and white striped ribbon, and brides of the same. The exterior decorated with a bouquet of roses of different hues, and small flowers; it is placed on one side, and attached by long ends of ribbon, which float on the other.
No. 8. Blue and white shaded gros de naples robe; a half-high corsage, tight to the shape. Sleeve a three-quarter length, arched at the bottom, displaying an under sleeve of embroidered muslin. The skirt is trimmed with five flounces. The chapeau presents a side view of the one just described.

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Cardinal 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 science

The 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.

International

Sir 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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