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Fashion plate

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (published)

  • Date:

    June 1880 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    hand-coloured engraving

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased through the Julie and Robert Breckman Print Fund

  • Museum number:

    E.151:25-2003

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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.

Physical description

Two women playing croquet in pale blue and brown day dresses and matching hats. The brown dress with red bows and embroidery.

Place of Origin

Italy (published)

Date

June 1880 (published)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

hand-coloured engraving

Dimensions

Height: 37 cm, Width: 24 cm

Descriptive line

Unknown. Two day dresses on women playing croquet. Fashion plate showing women's dress. Italian, June 1880

Materials

Printing ink; Watercolour

Techniques

Engraving; Hand-colouring

Subjects depicted

Costume; Dresses; Fashion

Categories

Fashion plates; Women's clothes; Clothing

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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