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Fashion plate - Bourbon Hat and Mantle

Bourbon Hat and Mantle

  • Object:

    Fashion plate

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (published)

  • Date:

    May 1814 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-coloured etching

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr James Laver CBE

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 77

Physical description

Colour print showing a hat and mantle for women.

Place of Origin

Britain (published)


May 1814 (published)



Materials and Techniques

Hand-coloured etching

Marks and inscriptions

'Bourbon Hat and Mantle Invented & to be had only of Mrs. Bell 22 Upper King Street, Bloomsbury. Engraved for No.57 New Series of La Belle Assemblée 1st May 1814.'


Height: 19.1 cm cut to, Width: 9.3 cm cut to

Descriptive line

Fashion plate showing a hat and mantle for women, from 'La Belle Assemblée'. Hand-coloured etching, Britain, 1814.

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.


Hand-colouring; Etching

Subjects depicted

Mantle; Women; Clothing; Hat


Prints; Fashion plates; Clothing


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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