Preparatory or design drawing for a woman's dress

French
1850–55
Stamped by Chatel


Dimensions

Height x width: 8 7/16 x 6 9/16 in. (21.5 x 16.7 cm)

Accession Number

2007.960

Medium or Technique

Pencil, ink and gouache on paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Fashion illustration

Drawing showing a design for a woman’s evening dress, woven (or printed?) à la disposition; two-tiered skirt with design of milti-colored floral garlands, scalloped border with lace effect over diagonal plaid trim, matching bands on bodice. Stamped: “Chatel / rue de Mulhouse 2 Paris”. Appears to have been removed from an album (torn glue spots on back at corners, where formerly pasted down).

Provenance

With private dealer in Lyon, France; purchased by donor prior to 2007; gift to MFA (Accession date: December 12, 2007)

Credit Line

Gift of Elizabeth Ann Coleman