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Purchased through the Julie and Robert Breckman Print Fund
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This fashion plate is from a volume of images from the Italian fashion periodicals La Novita and Margherita, published in the 1880s. Such plates were published from the end of the 18th century onwards, illustrating contemporary fashions.
This image offers an insight into fashion, textiles and interiors and publishing related to those subjects, as well as social history. The models are shown in a setting which refers to a lifestyle alongside clothing. The fashion plate communicates glamour and aspiration, much like fashion and interiors magazines do today.
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Height: 37 cm, Width: 24 cm
Unknown. Fashion plate in a volume showing women's dress. Italian, c. 1880.
Printing ink; Watercolour
Costume; Dresses; Fashion
Fashion plates; Women's clothes; Clothing
Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection