"[Lot of 10 French fashion]", La Mode Illustree
Subject: Prints Fashion
Period: 1862-67 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
8.5 x 10.5 inches
21.6 x 26.7 cm
These lovely fashion plates are from La Mode Illustree, one of the best known French fashion magazines published in the latter part of the nineteenth century. Distributed on a weekly basis, each issue featured a description of Victorian fashions and related accessories. They are superb steel engravings with extremely fine hand-coloring.
An attractive group of finely hand-colored fashion plates showing dresses, hats and accessories for the up-scale 19th century woman. There are two examples of the last fashion plate in this lot.
Mostly all very good with a few minor stains and one short repaired tear on the first plate.