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Fashion plate

  • Place of origin:

    France (printed)

  • Date:

    1780s (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-coloured engraving on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr James Laver CBE

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 133, box B

Physical description

Colour print showing women's costume. The print depicts a woman wearing a white and lilac dress, gloves, powdered wig and hat adorned with feathers and flowers. The woman is shown full-length, turned to the right and holding a fan in her right hand.

Place of Origin

France (printed)


1780s (printed)



Materials and Techniques

Hand-coloured engraving on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed in pencil

Descriptive line

Fashion plate showing women's costume. Hand-coloured engraving, France, 1780s.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1959 . London: HMSO, 1964.




Hand-colouring; Engraving

Subjects depicted

Gloves; Feathers; Hat; Fan; Dress; Woman; Clothing


Fashion plates; Prints; Europeana Fashion Project


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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