"[Lot of 8 - French Fashion Plates]", La Mode Illustree
Subject: Prints Fashion
Period: 1865-76 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
10.1 x 14.3 inches
25.7 x 36.3 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. Seven of the plates show two or three 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. The final plate shows close-ups of the hats and hair styles from the late 19th century. Size varies slightly.
Some light, marginal soiling and a few minute tears in blank margins. Five of the plates have a horizontal crease.