"[Lot of 10 - French Fashion Plates]", La Mode Illustree
Period: 1865-97 (published)
Color: Hand Color
10 x 14.5 inches
25.4 x 36.8 cm
This is an enchanting set of hand colored fashion plates, from this superb 19th century ladies magazine. The colorists employed by La Mode were very skilled, making these the most beautiful plates available to today's collector. Each plate shows two ladies in afternoon attire, illustrating the dresses, hats and accessories for the upscale 19th century woman. The superb coloring vividly depicts the delicate lace, the sheen of velvet, and the texture of the carpets.
Some light, marginal soiling and a few minute tears in blank margins. Two plates have a horizontal crease and one plate has a tear that just enters image.