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Moda di Francia

  • Object:

    Fashion plate

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (published)

  • Date:

    1823 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    hand-coloured engraving

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the House of Worth

  • Museum number:

    E.22396:185-1957

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Hand-coloured engraving showing a woman in fashionable dress. An all-enveloping grey cloak with a deep cape collar over a green dress with applied trimming on the skirt

Place of Origin

Italy (published)

Date

1823 (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

"Moda di Francia." Travelling cloak for a woman. Fashion plate from Corriere delle Dame, published in Italy, 1823.

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; Women's clothes; Fashion plates; Hats & headwear; Day wear; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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