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Fashion plate - Fashionable Spring Walking Dresses

Fashionable Spring Walking Dresses

  • Object:

    Fashion plate

  • Place of origin:

    London, England (printed)

  • Date:

    June 1808 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    unknown (production)
    La Belle (publisher)

  • Museum number:

    E.2456-1888

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 83, box B

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Physical description

Engraving with hand-colouring, showing three women in white high-waisted dresses walking together. The woman in the foreground wears yellow gloves and shoes, and has a fob hanging from her waist, and is wearing a flat straw hat tied on with a yellow scarf with a face veil. She holds a blue parasol by its ferule with the cover at the top. To the left is a woman in a puce spencer jacket with military-style braid details and matching puce turban, carrying a green parasol or reticule. To the right is a woman wearing a pale blue short-sleeved coat with a wrap front and short, cutaway skirt over her white dress. She wears elbow length white gloves, a straw hat and a long yellow scarf.

Place of Origin

London, England (printed)

Date

June 1808 (published)

Artist/maker

unknown (production)
La Belle (publisher)

Descriptive line

La Belle Assemblée Fashionable Spring Dresses. June 1 1808. Engraving.

Techniques

Engraving; Hand colouring

Categories

Prints; Fashion; Fashion plates

Collection code

PDP

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