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Fashion plate

  • Place of origin:

    France (printed)

  • Date:

    ca.1775-1780 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-coloured engraving on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr James Laver CBE

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 130

Physical description

Colour print showing women's costume. The print depicts a woman wearing a white dress under a blue cloak, trimmed with fur, bonnet with feathers and holding a muff. The woman is shown full-length, turned to the right and facing slightly to front.

Place of Origin

France (printed)


ca.1775-1780 (printed)



Materials and Techniques

Hand-coloured engraving on paper


Height: 18 cm cut to approx., Width: 9.8 cm cut to approx.

Descriptive line

Fashion plate showing women's costume. Hand-coloured engraving, France, ca.1775-1785.

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; Engraving

Subjects depicted

Clothing; Bonnet; Cloak; Dress; Muff; Woman


Fashion plates; Prints; Europeana Fashion Project


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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