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Fashion plate

  • Place of origin:

    France (published)

  • Date:


  • Artist/Maker:

    Compte-Calix, François-Claudins, born 1813 - died 1880 (artist)
    Braequet, E. (engraver)
    Jacob (Madame) (fashion designer)
    Fournier (Madame) (milliner)

  • 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 15

Physical description

A woman in a grey moire striped redingote with black buttons and ruching, and bonnet trimmed with poppies, and a small girl in a light green dress trimmed with darker green fringe and braid, her straw hat with a large tartan silk bow.

Place of Origin

France (published)




Compte-Calix, François-Claudins, born 1813 - died 1880 (artist)
Braequet, E. (engraver)
Jacob (Madame) (fashion designer)
Fournier (Madame) (milliner)

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

François-Claudins Compte-Calix and E. Braequet. Woman's and child's dresses by Mme Jacob, bonnet by Mme Fournier. Les Modes Parisiennes

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; Hair and hairstyles; Hats & headwear; Children & Childhood; Children's clothes; Europeana Fashion Project


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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