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Fashion Plate

1787 (printed and published)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


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Materials and Techniques
Hand-coloured etching on paper
Brief Description
Fashion plate showing women's costume. Hand-coloured etching, Paris, 1787
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.
DimensionsNo dimensions given in accession note.
Gallery Label
Anonymous 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
Credit line
Given by Mr James Laver CBE
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1959 . London: HMSO, 1964.
Collection
Accession Number
E.988-1959

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