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Fashion plate

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (printed and published)

  • Date:

    1787 (printed and published)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-coloured etching 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 two women, one on the left and one on the right. The woman on the right is wearing a white dress, jacket with black and pink stripes, hat adorned with feathers and is holding a brown muff. The woman on the left wears a pink and white dress, a green jacket trimmed with fur, a striped hat with a green bow and is holding a yellow muff. The two are shown full-length, turned towards each other.

Place of Origin

Paris (printed and published)


1787 (printed and published)



Materials and Techniques

Hand-coloured etching on paper

Descriptive line

Fashion plate showing women's costume. Hand-coloured etching, Paris, 1787

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.

Labels and date

Untitled fashion plate
Paris, 1787
n the 1780s, both men and women carried excessively large muffs. Fur played a necessary role in an age without adequate heating, but it was also decorative – furs could be embellished with ribbons or tied about one’s person as here. They were even fragranced with scent.
Hand-coloured etching
Published in the Magasin des Modes Nouvelles Françaises et Anglaises
Given by Mr James Laver CBE
Museum no. E.988-1959 []




Hand-colouring; Etching

Subjects depicted

Muff; Clothing; Dresses; Bow; Hats; Women


Fashion plates; Prints; Europeana Fashion Project


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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