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Pictorial History of Female Costume from the year 1798 to 1900

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Royal Leamington Spa (collection and arrangement of volume, made)

  • Date:

    late 18th century to early 20th century (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching, lithography, wood engraving, hand-colouring.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Bishopsgate Institute

  • Museum number:

    E.3660-1968

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case 96, shelf F, box 4

Physical description

One of 3,857 fashion plates, including etchings, lithographs and wood engravings, coloured by hand. Mounted on brown sugar-paper, bound in red canvas boards. Volumes 1, 3 and 7, lettered with title etc.

Place of Origin

Royal Leamington Spa (collection and arrangement of volume, made)

Date

late 18th century to early 20th century (printed)

Artist/maker

Unknown (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Etching, lithography, wood engraving, hand-colouring.

Dimensions

Height: 55.9 cm size of volumes, Width: 39.4 cm size of volumes

Object history note

The plates are taken from The Ladies' Magazine, La Belle Assemblée, Gazette of Fashion, Ackermann's Repository, Beau Monde, The Ladies' Cabinet, The Queen, Myra's Journal, Weldon's Illustrated Dressmaker, and the like, including some title pages.

Descriptive line

One of 3,857 hand-coloured fashion plates, from the 'Pictorial History of Female Costume from the year 1798 to 1900'. Collected and arranged into volumes by Simmons and Waters, Book and Print Dealers. English, French and Spanish, late 18th to early 20th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1968 London: HMSO, 1969.

Techniques

Etching (printing process); Lithography; Wood-engraving (process); Hand-colouring

Subjects depicted

Fashion design

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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