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Full Dress

  • Object:

    Fashion plate

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1830 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (artist)
    Read, W. (engraver)
    Whittaker & Co. (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-coloured etching

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr James Laver CBE

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 79

Physical description

Colour print showing women's evening wear.

Place of Origin

London (published)


1830 (published)


Unknown (artist)
Read, W. (engraver)
Whittaker & Co. (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-coloured etching

Marks and inscriptions

'Full Dress. Ball Dress. Morning Dress.'
Lettered with titles

'Published by Whittaker & Co. in La Belle Assemblée No.70 (new series) for Oct 1830.'


Height: 24.4 cm, Width: 15.2 cm

Descriptive line

Fashion plate showing women's dresses, from 'La Belle Assemblée'. Hand-coloured etching by W. Read, 1830.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1959 . London: HMSO, 1964.


Hand-colouring; Etching

Subjects depicted

Dresses; Women; Clothing; Evening dress


Prints; Fashion plates


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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