'The Fashions', June 1863
20 of 40 portraits by Samuel Orchart Beeton
'The Fashions', June 1863
by Réville, published by Samuel Orchart Beeton, published in The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine, first published in Le Moniteur de la Mode
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published June 1863
8 1/4 in. x 5 3/8 in. (210 mm x 135 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1930
Artistsback to top
- Samuel Orchart Beeton (1831-1877), Publisher and journalist; husband of Mrs Isabella Beeton. Artist associated with 40 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine (1852-1879), Magazine. Artist associated with 40 portraits.
- Le Moniteur de la Mode (1843-1913), French magazine. Artist associated with 40 portraits.
- Réville (active 1840s-1860s), Engraver. Artist associated with 3 portraits.
Subjects & Themesback to top
- Fashion Plates: Accessories - Belts - Ceintures; cinctures
- Fashion Plates: Accessories - Belts - Swiss belts; pointed ceintures
- Fashion Plates: Accessories - Parasols - Lace parasols
- Fashion Plates: Accessories - Pockets; pocket-holes
- Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Morning walking dress; walking dress
- Fashion Plates: Bodices - Swiss belt bodices
- Fashion Plates: Children - Dresses and skirts
- Fashion Plates: Children - Hoops
- Fashion Plates: Dresses - Jackets and petticoats; jackets and skirts
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Spoon bonnets
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Straw hats and bonnets
- Fashion Plates: Influences - French fashions
- Fashion Plates: Neckwear - Cravats; neck knots; sautoirs
- Fashion Plates: Outer garments - Figaros
- Fashion Plates: Outer garments - Paletots
- Fashion Plates: Sleeves and cuffs - Engageantes; under-sleeves
- Fashion Plates: Sleeves and cuffs - Mancherons; epaulettes
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Pleatings
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Ruching
- Fashion Plates: Undergarments - Chemisettes; habit-shirts
- Fashion Plates: Undergarments - Crinolines
- Gloves and gauntlets
- Group portraits
- Hats and head attire
- Puppets, dolls and toys
- Umbrellas and parasols
Events of 1863back to top
Current affairsThe opening of the world's first underground railway, with the Metropolitan Railway running trains between Bishop's Street, Padington and Farringdon. Work had begun in 1860, using the 'cut-and-cover' method of construction. The Metropolitan line inspired the construction of other underground railways - the Parisian 'Metro' took its name from the line.
The Football Association is founded.
Art and scienceJulia Margaret Cameron takes up photography, taking portraits of some of the most celebrated figures of the day, with her romantic style capturing the sense of nostalgia and longing that characterised the age.
Kingsley's Water Babies; A Fairy Tale for Children is published, the hugely popular tale of drowned chimney sweep Tom's moral education in the river world of the water babies. It inspired the 1978 film starring James Mason.
InternationalAt an international conference, the Geneva Public Welfare Society calls on the sixteen nations present to form voluntary units to help the wartime wounded. The society, comprised of five Swiss citizens and led by Henri Dunant, who had been deeply affected by the casualties he had witnessed at the Battle of Solferino, became the National Red Cross Societies, adopting the emblem of a red cross on white background.
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