'The Fashions', June 1864
'The Fashions', June 1864
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 1864
8 1/4 in. x 5 3/8 in. (209 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.
Subjects & Themesback to top
- Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Carriage dress
- Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Country dress
- Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Promenade dress; walking dress; Modes de Longchamps; toilette de ville
- Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Sea side dress
- Fashion Plates: Bodices - Swiss belt bodices
- Fashion Plates: Children - Dresses and skirts
- Fashion Plates: Dresses - Looped-up double skirts
- Fashion Plates: Dresses - Under-dresses; under-skirts
- Fashion Plates: Dresses - Upper-dresses; upper-skirts
- Fashion Plates: Footwear - Leather boots
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Aigrettes; esprits
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Half dress bonnets
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Scotch caps
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Spoon bonnets
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Veils
- Fashion Plates: Influences - French fashions
- Fashion Plates: Neckwear - Cravats; neck knots; sautoirs
- Fashion Plates: Outer garments - Rotondes
- Fashion Plates: Sleeves and cuffs - Mancherons; epaulettes
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Lace
- Fashion Plates: Undergarments - Chemisettes; habit-shirts
- Fashion Plates: Undergarments - Crinolines
- Gloves and gauntlets
- Group portraits
- Hats and head attire
Events of 1864back to top
Current affairsFirst of the Contagious Diseases Act. These acts allowed for the arrest, medical inspection and confinement of any woman suspected of being a prostitute in the port towns. Following huge public outcry over their discrimination against women, notably led by Josephine Butler, leader of the Ladies' National Association, the acts were eventually repealed.
Octavia Hill starts work on slums, and the International Working Men's Association is founded in London.
Art and scienceThe Scottish physicist James Clerk Maxwell presents his discoveries in the field of electromagnetics to the Royal Society. His paper A Dynamical Theory of the Electromagnetic Field expresses the basic laws of electricity and magnetism in unified fashion. Maxwell's equations, as his rules came to be known, helped create modern physics, laying the foundation for future work in special relativity and quantum mechanics.
InternationalAustria and Prussia combine forces to seize Schleswig-Holstein from Denmark.
Britain cedes Corfu, acquired from France in the Second Treaty of Paris (1815) to Greece. Although Britain had vigorously suppressed an uprising in 1849 in Cephalonia aiming to restore Iolian islands, the government changed policy throughout the 1850s and 60s.
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