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Fashion design - La Fontaine
  • La Fontaine
    Paquin, Jeanne, born 1869 - died 1936
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La Fontaine

  • Object:

    Fashion design

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (designed)

  • Date:

    early 1898 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Drawing

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the House of Worth

  • Museum number:

    E.124-1957

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case 96, shelf C, box 2

Physical description

'La Fontaine'. Grey afternoon dress, the tucked skirt worn with a bodice trimmed with wide bands of black velvet made to resemble a jacket worn over a pink silk blouse trimmed with lace, pink silk and lace cuffs to the sleeves. One of a group of 53 fashion designs bound in a volume of Paquin designs for town wear for Summer 1897. 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 (designed)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Drawing

Dimensions

Height: 32 cm drawing, Width: 25 cm

Descriptive line

Jeanne Paquin, Été 1898. 'La Fontaine'. Grey afternoon dress, the tucked skirt worn with a bodice trimmed with wide bands of black velvet made to resemble a jacket worn over a pink silk blouse trimmed with lace, pink silk and lace cuffs to the sleeves. Design for a town dress.

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; Watercolour

Techniques

Drawing

Categories

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

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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