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Costume plate

  • Place of origin:

    France (published)

  • Date:

    1850-70 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    unknown (production)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    hand-coloured lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Gabrielle Enthoven OBE

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case O, shelf 3, box C

Physical description

Lithograph, coloured by hand, showing a woman in French military uniform adapted to female dress as a cantinière (aka vivandière). She has her tonnelet (drinks barrel) slung over her shoulder.

Place of Origin

France (published)


1850-70 (published)


unknown (production)

Materials and Techniques

hand-coloured lithograph


Height: 5 in, Width: 3.5 in

Descriptive line

Anonymous. Costume of a cantinière (aka vivandière) in the French Army, 1850-70.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1938. London: The Board of Education, 1939.
The full text of the record is as follows:

'ANONYMOUS (Costume).

Costumes of cantinières in the French army of the Second Empire. Plates (6).
Lithographs, coloured by hand
E.2872 - 2877-1938.
Given by Mrs. Gabrielle Enthoven, O.B.E.'




Lithography; Hand-colouring

Subjects depicted

Woman; Barrel; Trousers; Military uniform


Military; Women's clothes; Clothing; Feminism; Hats & headwear; Drinking; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection code


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