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Fashion Plate

1837 (published)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Two women in an interior, wearing a dark purple evening dress trimmed with black lace and a white dress with a black ribbon sash brocaded in colours, both with elaborate flower-dressed hairstyles. One holds the top of a folding firescreen, the other stands before a upholstered stool, and in the background a fireplace and mirror are lightly etched.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
hand-coloured engraving
Brief Description
Pierre-Numa Bassaget and Jean-Denis Nargeot. Two evening dresses by Mme Oudot-Manoury, hairstyles by Mr. Jouenne, Paris. Hand-coloured engraving from the Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1837.
Physical Description
Two women in an interior, wearing a dark purple evening dress trimmed with black lace and a white dress with a black ribbon sash brocaded in colours, both with elaborate flower-dressed hairstyles. One holds the top of a folding firescreen, the other stands before a upholstered stool, and in the background a fireplace and mirror are lightly etched.
Credit line
Given by the House of Worth
Object history
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.
Bibliographic Reference
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1957-1958 London: HMSO, 1964
Collection
Accession Number
E.22396:348-1957

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