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Fashion plate

  • Place of origin:

    France (published)

  • Date:

    December 1841 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Duboulos (artist)
    Gatine, Georges Jacques (engraver)
    Maison Popelin-Ducarre (designers)

  • 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 brown and blue day dresses and black mantles, the brown dress with a silk mantle and pink bonnet, the blue dress with a black lace one matching the dress trimmings and a black lace cap. In the background furniture with mounts of cherubs, a basket of flowers and a vase with a neoclassical Greek male nude on it.

Place of Origin

France (published)


December 1841 (published)


Duboulos (artist)
Gatine, Georges Jacques (engraver)
Maison Popelin-Ducarre (designers)

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

Duboulos and Gatine. Two day dresses, mantles and bonnets by Popelin-Ducarre. Journal Spécial des Nouveautés, December 1841

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; Hats & headwear; Day wear; Women's clothes; Furniture; Europeana Fashion Project


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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