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Long-champ (Jockey)

Colour Lithograph
c.1910 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

This is one of a series of eighteen lithographs created in Paris in about 1910 by a French artist who signs himself "Laviny". Their subject matter is of beautiful women dressed in fantastical and extraordinary costumes which represent various aspects of Paris. Whilst the outfits are ultra-fashionable in silhouette, they are very exaggerated and were probably not intended to be made up in real-life, but were made to amuse and for decorative purposes. The lithographs were printed by Fattorini et Crespin of Paris.

This print embodies the Longchamp Racecourse, a horse-racing facility located on the Route des Tribunes in the Bois de Boulogne. The subject represents a jockey, but is not literally dressed in a jockey's outfit. Instead, she wears a dress and jockey cap made of yellow and red silks trimmed with silver horseshoes and leather straps and hanging stirrups to suggest the horse's harness. She wears riding boots with spurs, riding gloves and carries a riding crop.


Object details
Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
colour lithograph
Brief description
Laviny. "Long-champ (Jockey)". Design for a fantasy costume representing an aspect of Paris. Published by Fattorini & Crespin, Paris. c. 1910
Physical description
Colour lithograph showing an attractive woman dressed in an elaborate, exaggerated fancy-dress or theatrical costume representing a neighbourhood or institution of Paris. One of a set of 18.
Credit line
Given by the House of Worth
Object history
This print is part of a very large collection of reference material including fashion plates, engravings, original drawings and illustrations that were collected by the fashion design house of Paquin at the turn of the 19th/20th centuries. Many bear the stamp of Paquin's archivist at the time. They were acquired by the V&A in 1957 when, following the closure of the combined houses of Paquin and Worth, the Worth/Paquin archives and design books were donated to the Museum.
Summary
This is one of a series of eighteen lithographs created in Paris in about 1910 by a French artist who signs himself "Laviny". Their subject matter is of beautiful women dressed in fantastical and extraordinary costumes which represent various aspects of Paris. Whilst the outfits are ultra-fashionable in silhouette, they are very exaggerated and were probably not intended to be made up in real-life, but were made to amuse and for decorative purposes. The lithographs were printed by Fattorini et Crespin of Paris.



This print embodies the Longchamp Racecourse, a horse-racing facility located on the Route des Tribunes in the Bois de Boulogne. The subject represents a jockey, but is not literally dressed in a jockey's outfit. Instead, she wears a dress and jockey cap made of yellow and red silks trimmed with silver horseshoes and leather straps and hanging stirrups to suggest the horse's harness. She wears riding boots with spurs, riding gloves and carries a riding crop.
Bibliographic reference
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1957-1958 London: HMSO, 1964
Collection
Accession number
E.22265-1957

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