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Costume plate

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    c.1855 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Fortune (lithographer)
    Francois-Hippolyte Lalaisse, 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 MB2E, shelf SH96, box O3C

Physical description

Hand-coloured lithograph showing a soldier standing and a cantinière on horseback.

Place of Origin

France (made)


c.1855 (published)


Fortune (lithographer)
Francois-Hippolyte Lalaisse, 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, on horseback, a cantinière (aka vivandière) of the French Army, 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.
The full text of the record is as follows:

'FORTUNE (worked c.1860)

Costumes of soldiers and cantinières in the French army of the Second Empire. Plates (3). After Hippolyte Lalaisse.
E. 2869 lettered Fortuné d'après Lalaisse.
Lithograph, coloured by hand.

E.2869 - 2871-1938
Given by Mrs. Gabrielle Enthoven, O.B.E.'


Watercolour; Lithographic ink


Lithography; Hand-colouring


Military; Prints; Women's clothes; Uniform; Feminism; Hats & headwear; Europeana Fashion Project

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