Afternoon dress, 1869
7 of 7 portraits matching these criteria:
- subject matching 'Fashion Plates: Dresses - Peplums'
Afternoon dress, 1869
by A. Lacourière, published in Les Modes Parisiennes, after François-Claudius Compte-Calix
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, 1869
11 1/8 in. x 8 1/4 in. (281 mm x 210 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1930
Artistsback to top
Subjects & Themesback to top
- Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Afternoon dress
- Fashion Plates: Children - Dresses and skirts
- Fashion Plates: Dresses - Peplums
- Fashion Plates: Dresses - Tunic robes; tunics
- Fashion Plates: Dresses - Under-dresses; under-skirts
- Fashion Plates: Hair - Plaited knots and coiffures
- Fashion Plates: Influences - French fashions
- Fashion Plates: Neckwear - Berthas; berthes
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Pleatings
- Fashion Plates: Trimmings and ornamentation - Ruching
- Fashion Plates: Undergarments - Crinolines
Events of 1869back to top
Current affairsGladstone introduces the Irish Church Disestablishment Act, which disestablishes the Church of Ireland, disassociating it from the state and repealing the paying of tithes to the Anglican Church of Ireland.
Girton College is founded in Cambridge by Barbara Bodichon and Emily Davies, the first residential college for women in England; women were granted full membership to the University in 1948.
Art and scienceRussian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev invents the periodic table of elements, which arranges elements within a group in order of their atomic mass.
The British scientist Mary Somerville publishes her last book On Molecular and Microscopic Science.
Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir paint together in the open air at La Grenouillère, developing the Impressionist style.
InternationalThe Suez canal opens, linking the Red Sea and the Gulf of Suez with the Mediterranean Sea, and transforming trade routes between Europe and Asia as merchants no longer had to circumvent Africa. The canal was largely in British and French control until Egyptian nationalisation in 1956, which sparked off the international Suez crisis.
Serialisation of Leo Tolstoy's epic novel of Russian society during the Napoleonic wars, War and Peace finishes.
View a wide collection of video content on our YouTube channel from past projects to our latest films.
Artist and sitter interviews
Get insights into creating portraiture from BP Portrait Award 2020 artists and their sitters.
Watch our film created to say ‘goodbye’ to the Gallery before we closed for our major transformation project.
Tell us more
Framed & unframed prints
Choose your favourite portrait from our Collection as a framed or unframed print for your home.