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La Belle Assemblée or, Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine Addressed Particularly to the Ladies

Print
1827 (published)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Hand-coloured etching
Brief Description
Fashion plate from La Belle Assemblée, N. 26, New Series, Feb 1, 1827. Dinner Party Dress. Published by G.B. Whittaker.
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 20.9cm
  • Width: 14.6cm
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)
Object history
Purchased from E. Parsons.
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
E.1972-1888

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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