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Print - La Belle Assemblée or, Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine Addressed Particularly to the Ladies
  • La Belle Assemblée or, Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine Addressed Particularly to the Ladies
    Whittaker, G. B.
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La Belle Assemblée or, Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine Addressed Particularly to the Ladies

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1827 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Whittaker, G. B. (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-coloured etching

  • Museum number:

    E.1972-1888

  • Gallery location:

    Fashion, Room 40, case CA2

Physical description

A lady wearing a black (mourning) dinner party dress with flower and chevron detailing at the top of the bodice, lace collar and bunching around the hem. She is wearing white gloves and a turban, and carrying a shawl. To her left stands a table with grotesque leg comprising a lions head and paw. A vase of flowers stands on top of the table.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

1827 (published)

Artist/maker

Whittaker, G. B. (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-coloured etching

Marks and inscriptions

DINNER PARTY DRESS. / Published by G.B. Whittaker for La Belle Assemblée. N°.26. New series. Feby 1. 1827
Below lower margin

Dimensions

Height: 20.9 cm, Width: 14.6 cm

Object history note

Purchased from E. Parsons.

Descriptive line

Fashion plate from La Belle Assemblée, N. 26, New Series, Feb 1, 1827. Dinner Party Dress. Published by G.B. Whittaker.

Materials

Paper; Printing ink; Pigments

Techniques

Etching; Hand-colouring

Subjects depicted

Table; Dinner dress ensemble; Mourning; Vase; Woman

Categories

Fashion plates; Fashion; Prints; Clothing; Women's clothes; Evening wear

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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