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'Morning dress. Morning dress', June 1844

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'Morning dress. Morning dress', June 1844

published by George Henderson, published in The Ladies' Cabinet of Fashion, Music and Romance
hand-coloured etching, published June 1844
7 5/8 in. x 4 3/4 in. (193 mm x 122 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1930
Reference Collection
NPG D47922

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Described in the magazine:
Plaid foulard robe, a half high corsage, forming a V in the centre, and trimmed with a pelerine bordered with a volant of the same material. Manche à la Henri III over one of muslin bouillonné. The skirt is trimmed with two very deep tucks, each bordered with a biais flounce. White taffetas chapeau, a melon crown, the brim round and rather deep, is trimmed on the exterior with three folds; a rose with its foliage is inserted in a band of ribbon at the bottom of the crown, and a knot behind completes the garniture.
Second Morning Dress - Pelisse robe composed of Organdy, and lined with pale pink gros de Naples, the corsage is made quite high and full, with a falling collar of Valenciennes lace. Long sleeves easy, but not wide. Lace mancherons and ruffles. The skirt is trimmed down the centre of the front with three rows of scallops of a large size, and lightly festooned at the edges. Chapeau of pink poult de soie, a round shape, the exterior is decorated in a very novel manner with ribbon, and crowned with a bouquet of the flowers and foliage of the cotton tree.

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Current affairs

Britain experiences a railway boom. Peel's government passes a series of Acts creating provision of cheap, regular rail services. George Hudson, the first great railway entrepreneur, who controlled over 1,000 miles of railway track and whose enterprises made York a major commercial and transport hub, becomes known as 'the Railway King'.

Art and science

Disraeli's Coningsby is published. The first of his 1840s 'Young England' trilogy, it was the cultural manifesto of Disraeli's vision for a new Conservativism.
David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson set up their innovative and pioneering photography studio in Edinburgh, capturing portraits of both Scottish society figures and workers, as well as urban and rural landscape scenes.

International

Tensions continue to mount in Eastern Europe over Russian imperialist ambitions, as Tsar Nicholas I describes the Ottoman Empire as 'the Sick Man of Europe'.
With the overthrow of the Haitians, the Spanish-speaking portion of the island of Hispaniola gains independence, as the Dominican Republic.

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