The cover page of the latest issue of The Journal of Dress History shows a detail of an early nineteenth century lace veil, which is now housed in the collection of the TRC in Leiden (TRC 2014.0381). The veil once belonged to Queen Anna Paulowna (1795-1865), a daughter of the Russian czar Paul I. She was the wife of the Dutch king, Willem II. The photograph was taken by Joost Kolkman, one of the TRC webmasters and a professional photographer.
The veil was given to Maria Petronella s’Jacob-Rochussen (1792-1848) at the birth of their daughter, Jeanne Josein Antoinette s’Jacob (1821-1910) in Brussels. At that moment Maria Petronella’s husband, Frederik s’Jacob (1775-1831), was the Dutch Secretary of the State Council and attached to the royal court of The Netherlands.
The Journal of Dress History is the academic publication of The Association of Dress Historians (London) and contains information about original research in a constructive, interdisciplinary, and peer reviewed environment. The Journal can be downloaded here.
The Journal of Dress History is circulated solely for educational purposes, completely free of charge, and not for sale or profit. The Journal of Dress History is run by a team of unpaid volunteers and is published on an Open Access platform distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is cited properly.
All issues, starting from the spring of 2017, are accessible on line. The journal contains a very diverse range of articles, mainly about Western clothing and accessories.
Gillian Vogelsang, 15th June 2020.