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Bals d'enfans

  • Object:

    Fashion plate

  • Place of origin:

    France (published)

  • Date:

    c.1850 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    hand-coloured lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr A. Myers Smith

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 94, shelf A, box 7

Physical description

One of 16 plates showing fancy dress costumes for children as part of an alphabet, in a voluime

Place of Origin

France (published)


c.1850 (published)



Materials and Techniques

hand-coloured lithograph


Height: 6.5 in volume, Width: 4.8125 in volume

Descriptive line

Unknown. 'Bals d'enfans.' One of 16 plates in volume from an alphabet showing children's fancy dress costumes.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1933, London: Printed under the Authority of the Board of Education 1934


Lithographic ink; Watercolour


Hand-colouring; Lithography


Children's clothes; Fancy-dress; Children & Childhood; Fashion plates


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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