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Fashion plate

  • Place of origin:

    France (published)

  • Date:

    c.1865 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

Fashion plate showing two women in day dresses in an outdoor setting, one in a pink and white striped sacque and crinoline dress, the other in a palest grey dress with blue applied trimming and a bonnet with a blue silk veil.

Place of Origin

France (published)


c.1865 (published)


Compte-Calix, François-Claudins, born 1813 - died 1880 (artist)
Braequet, E. (engraver)
Pieffort (Madame) (fashion designer)
Romain (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, engraved by Braequet. Two day dresses by Madame Pieffort with bonnets by Mlle Romain. Hand-coloured fashion plate from La Toilette de Paris. French, 1865

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; Europeana Fashion Project


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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