Walking and home dress, February 1860
Walking and home dress, February 1860
published by Rogerson & Tuxford, published in The New Monthly Belle Assemblée, after Héloise Leloir (née Colin)
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published February 1860
8 1/2 in. x 6 1/2 in. (215 mm x 164 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1930
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Described in the magazine:
First Figure - Walking Dress - Robe of emerald green French moire; corsage high, buttoned and ornamented with a trimming, and epaulettes à la Marechale. Sleeves close, finished with a sable cuff. Black velvet mantle, wadded and lined with satin; pelerine of guipure, pointed before and rounded at the back, and finished with four little rows of guipure embroidered with gold. White lace collar. Bonnet of green royal velvet: a tress of plain velvet passes round the crown, and is finished on the left side by a knot and scarf-like ends of velvet bordered with black lace. The interior is trimmed with a bandeau of roses without foliage, and blond down the cheeks. Saxony gloves. Sable muff, and black velvet brodequins.
Second Figure - Home Dress - Robe of fancy taffetas, with satin stripes. Corsage high, waist round, ornamented with macarons, encircled with lace down the front. Sleeves wide below, trimmed with plaiting, and mararons to match those on the front. Embroidered muslin collar, and under-sleeves with embroidered revers. Head-dress of black lace ornamented with knots of ribbon velvet. Swedish gloves. Black velvet slippers bordered with fur.
Subjects & Themesback to top
- Fashion Plates: Accessories - Fire screens; face screens
- Fashion Plates: Accessories - Muffs
- Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Promenade dress; walking dress; Modes de Longchamps; toilette de ville
- Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Toilette d'interieur; robe d'interieur; home dress
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Moire
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Taffeta; taffety
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Velvet
- Fashion Plates: Footwear - Brodequins
- Fashion Plates: Headwear - Fabric bonnets
- Fashion Plates: Influences - French fashions
- Fashion Plates: Lace - Guipure
- Fashion Plates: Neckwear - Pelerines; fichu-pelerines; pelerine capes; pelerine tippets; pelerine collerettes
- Fashion Plates: Outer garments - Cloaks; mantles
- Fashion Plates: Sleeves and cuffs - Engageantes; under-sleeves
- Fashion Plates: Sleeves and cuffs - Epaulettes à la Maréchale
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Embroidery
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Fur
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Macarons; macaroons
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Revers
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Ruching
- Fashion Plates: Undergarments - Crinolines
- Flowers and plants
- Fur accessories
- Hats and head attire
- Jewellery - Brooches, buckles and pins
Events of 1860back to top
Current affairsAn early feminist movement, The Society for Promoting the Employment of Women is founded by Adelaide Anne Proctor, Emily Faithfull, Helen Blackburn, Bessie Parks, Emily Davies, Barbara Bodichon, and Jessie Boucherett.
The Florence Nightingale Training School for Nurses opens at St Thomas's Hospital, in London, funded from the testimonial fund collected for Nightingale following her war services, and helping to establish nursing as a profession.
Art and scienceWilliam Morris and new wife Jane Burden move into the Red House, near Bexleyheath, Kent. The house, designed by Philip Webb, represents Morris's principle in interior design, that no object should be in a house that is not beautiful.
Ford Madox Brown paints The Last of England, showing a boat of emigrants leaving England under desperate circumstances, inspired by the emigration of the Pre-Raphaelite Thomas Woolner to Australia in 1852.
InternationalItalian unification continues as the Treaty of Turin brings much of Northern Italy under nationalist leader Cavour's control, who cedes Savoy and Nice to France. Garibaldi siezes the opportunity to invade Marsala in Sicily with his army of 1,000 redshirts, proclaiming himself dictator in the name of Victor Emmanuel II.
Republican Abraham Lincoln becomes President of the US, with only 39% of the popular vote.
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