Fashion plate, from Ackermanns Repository of Arts

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Fashion plate, from Ackermanns Repository of Arts

This fashion plate is from 'Ackermann's Repository of Arts' and was made in 1818-9. It illustrates a lady's evening dress for use during the time of half mourning.

The colour black is evident in the crepe shawl and the jet jewellery.

In the 19th century the etiquette of mourning became more complex and more widespread especially for women. Queen Victoria was widowed in 1861 and wore mourning dress from then until her death 40 years later. Her example was followed by widows everywhere.

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Online ID: 000-100-087-807-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.RHI 91.66
Date: 1809 - 1828
Dimensions: 285 mm H x 175 mm W
What: Plate, fashion
Subject: Fashion plates (NMAS Classification)
Description: One of 111 fashion plates from Ackermann's Repository of Arts, showing women's and children's wear, dated 1809 - 1828
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