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Costumes d'Interieur

  • Object:

    Fashion plate

  • Place of origin:

    France (published)

  • Date:

    mid 1830s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    hand-coloured engraving

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the House of Worth

  • Museum number:

    E.22396:206-1957

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Woman seated at an easel with swan's heads and a blank canvas, looking up at a standing man holding an artist's palette. She wears a white dress with large leg o'mutton sleeves with laced dark green armlets and neckerchief, and a brown bodice and apron. He wears a grey jacket and cossack trousers with a crimson sash and yellow scarf, and a crimson jockey cap.

Place of Origin

France (published)

Date

mid 1830s (made)

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

Costumes d'Interieur. Male and female informal dress. Le Follet Courrier des Salons, mid 1830s.

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; Fashion plates; Day wear; Informal wear; Hats & headwear; Paintings; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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