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Fashion design - Hirondelle

Hirondelle

  • Object:

    Fashion design

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (designed)

  • Date:

    early 1898 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Paquin, Jeanne, born 1869 - died 1936 (designer)
    Paquin Ltd (designed for)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    pen and ink drawing with some watercolour

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the House of Worth

  • Museum number:

    E.210-1957

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case 96, shelf C, box 3

Physical description

'Hirondelle'. Black velvet reception gown with transparent black tulle and lace bodice over a lilac lining, the skirt embroidered with large beaded motifs depicting swallows in flight. One of a group of 76 fashion designs bound in a volume of Paquin designs mainly for evening gowns for Summer 1898. Most in pen and ink with touches of watercolour, some with names, details, and fabric swatches attached.

Place of Origin

Paris (designed)

Date

early 1898 (made)

Artist/maker

Paquin, Jeanne, born 1869 - died 1936 (designer)
Paquin Ltd (designed for)

Materials and Techniques

pen and ink drawing with some watercolour

Dimensions

Height: 32 cm, Width: 25

Descriptive line

Jeanne Paquin, Été 1898. 'Hirondelle'. Black velvet reception gown with transparent black tulle and lace bodice over a lilac lining, the skirt embroidered with large beaded motifs depicting swallows in flight.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1957-1958 London: HMSO, 1964

Materials

Pen and ink and watercolour

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Swallow

Categories

Fashion; Designs; Women's clothes; Clothing; Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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