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Fashion plate

  • Place of origin:

    France (published)

  • Date:

    1837 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bassaget, Pierre-Numa (artist)
    Nargeot, Jean-Denis, born 1795 - died 1865 (engraver)
    Oudot-Manoury (Madame) (fashion designer)

  • 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

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.

Place of Origin

France (published)


1837 (published)


Bassaget, Pierre-Numa (artist)
Nargeot, Jean-Denis, born 1795 - died 1865 (engraver)
Oudot-Manoury (Madame) (fashion designer)

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

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.

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; Formal wear; Evening wear; Hair and hairstyles; Furniture; Interiors; Europeana Fashion Project


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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