Spencer de Velours. Robe de Perkale.

Fashion Plate
1817 (published)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Hand-coloured fashion engraving. A woman shown from the back in a black velvet spencer jacket and white cotton dress with embroidered and frilled hem, yellow straw bonnet with lace and ostrich feather, standing beside a carved wooden armchair with striped blue inset upholstered panels.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
hand-coloured engraving
Brief Description
Day dress and spencer with chair. Hand-coloured fashion plate from Costumes Parisiens. Paris, 1817
Physical Description
Hand-coloured fashion engraving. A woman shown from the back in a black velvet spencer jacket and white cotton dress with embroidered and frilled hem, yellow straw bonnet with lace and ostrich feather, standing beside a carved wooden armchair with striped blue inset upholstered panels.
Credit line
Given by the House of Worth
Object history
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.
Bibliographic Reference
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1957-1958 London: HMSO, 1964
Collection
Accession Number
E.22396:90-1957

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