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Fashion plate

  • Place of origin:

    France (published)

  • Date:

    c.1845 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Guérard, Eugène Charles François, born 1821 - died 1866 (artist)
    Geffroy (engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    hand-coloured engraving

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the House of Worth

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 96, shelf D, box 16

Physical description

Two women in an interior. A bride in a veil and white dress with deep lace flounces holding a prayer-book, looking to the side, and another woman in a grey dress with deep bands and flounces of black lace and a bonnet trimmed with white feathers gazing at her. Between them, a red upholstered chair.

Place of Origin

France (published)


c.1845 (published)


Guérard, Eugène Charles François, born 1821 - died 1866 (artist)
Geffroy (engraver)

Materials and Techniques

hand-coloured engraving

Object history note

This print is part of a very large collection of reference material including fashion plates, engravings, original drawings and illustrations that were collected by the fashion design house of Paquin at the turn of the 19th/20th centuries. Many bear the stamp of Paquin's archivist at the time. They were acquired by the V&A in 1957 when, following the closure of the combined houses of Paquin and Worth, the Worth/Paquin archives and design books were donated to the Museum.

Descriptive line

Eugène Guérard and Geffroy. Two women in a wedding gown and a day dress and bonnet. French, c.1845. From an unknown publication.

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


Printing ink; Watercolour


Engraving; Hand-colouring


Fashion; Prints; Fashion plates; Women's clothes; Hats & headwear; Day wear; Marriage; Europeana Fashion Project


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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