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Fashion plate in three parts

Published by The Young Ladies' Journal (English)


Top half: Height x width: 17 5/16 x 13 in. (44 x 33 cm) Total of three parts: Height x width: 25 9/16 x 17 5/16 in. (65 x 44 cm)

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Europe, Prints and Drawings



Oversize fashion plate (double folio size) depicting three rows of women and young ladies. Top section is in two parts. From top, left to right, the women are labelled: “The Sea,” “Winter,” “Dancing Girl,” “Primrose,” “Lady Bird,” “Morning,” “Sophia.” Middle row, divided between top section and bottom, left to right: “Pierrette,” “Wallachian Girl,” “Marquise,” “Lady of the Court Henry II,” “Neapolitan Fishwife.” The right side of the row does not feather names, but depicts three young ladies and two young girls dressed thusly: Young lady in blue and white dress; young girl in green and white dress holding green fan; young lady in blue and white dress; young girl in pink and white dress holding flowers; young lady in pink and white dress. Bottom row shows seven women (7th is missing large section of upper body) dressed, from left to right, in green, pink, gold, blue, magenta, white, and red striped dresses, respectively. Text at the top reads: “SUPPLEMENT TO THE YOUNG LADIES’ JOURNAL CHRISTMAS 1887” Text at the bottom reads: “THE YOUNG LADIES’ JOURNAL / COPYRIGHT No. 49 OF THE NEW TRIPLE PARIS FASHION PLATES COPYRIGHT / FOR DESCRIPTION OF THE ABOVE ILLUSTRATIONS, AND FOR PRICES OF CUT-OUT PATTERNS, / SEE FRONT OF THE GIGANTIC SUPPLEMENT, PUBLISHED WITH THIS MONTH’S PART.”

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