Ackermann’s Repository of Arts, September 1812.
This dress is quite simple but very beautiful. The gathering, at intervals, of the full bishop sleeves gives it a special elegance. Note the beautifully rendered transparent scarf on the fabulous Regency bench.
The print is described in the magazine as follows;
“A white crape robe, with demi-train, and long full sleeves, gathered at regular distances, and ornamented with simple bows of ribbon; bosom and back formed very low; the former ornamented with gold or Chinese silk trimming, and united with gold buckles on the right side. The robe is worn over a white satin slip, and trimmed at the bottom with lace or silver ribbon. Hair confined in the Eastern style, and ornamented with a wreath of variegated flowers. Necklace and cross of blended pearl, and amber ear-rings en suite. Romans slippers of white satin, with gold clasps; fan of white and gold crape, or carved ivory. An occasional Grecian scarf of white lace.”