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Costume plate

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    c.1855 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Fortune (lithographer)
    Lalaisse, Francois-Hippolyte, born 1810 - died 1884 (artist)

  • 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

Hand-coloured lithograph showing a soldier and a cantinière, the soldier holding aloft a small child.

Place of Origin

France (made)


c.1855 (published)


Fortune (lithographer)
Lalaisse, Francois-Hippolyte, born 1810 - died 1884 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

hand-coloured lithograph


Height: 8.5 in, Width: 8 in

Descriptive line

Fortune, after Hippolyte Lalaisse. Soldier and cantinière (aka vivandière) of the French Army with a small child, 1850s. Hand-coloured lithograph. French.

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.


Lithographic ink; Watercolour


Hand-colouring; Lithography


Military; Prints; Women's clothes; Uniform; Children & Childhood; Feminism; Hats & headwear


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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