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Fashion plate

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (published)

  • Date:

    1825 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    hand-coloured engraving

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the House of Worth

  • Museum number:

    E.22396:237-1957

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 96, shelf D, box 14

Physical description

Hand-coloured fashion plate showing men's dress. A buff coloured redingote or travelling coat with a blue checked lining and lapels and a grebe skin collar, over a black frock coat and trousers, with a top hat. In the background, a man showing the back view of the coat and a woman in a black travelling cloak are shown walking towards a coach, with a coachman sitting on top.

Place of Origin

Paris (published)

Date

1825 (published)

Artist/maker

Unknown

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

Fashion plate showing man with Alpaca frock coat, grebe cloth collar, lined with Stafford cloth. Trousers moderately fitted. Paris, 1825, from the Petit Courrier des Dames

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

Materials

Printing ink; Watercolour

Techniques

Engraving; Hand-colouring

Categories

Fashion; Prints; Men's clothes; Transport; Hats & headwear; Day wear; Fashion plates; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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