Beautiful engraving with lavish original hand-coloring from JOURNAL DES DAMES ET DES MODES (COSTUMES PARISIENS). (Image size: 6 ¼ x 4 3/8’’ – Paper size: 7 ¾ x 5 1/8’’).
From 1797 to 1839 the Journal des Dames et des Modes published 2,735 prints depicting contemporary society. Napoleon dubbed it the 'Moniteur de ces Dames" and recommended the publication to the Court as a reference for popular fashion.
The plates, which are now extremely rare, reveal men's, women's and children's fashions, jewelry, precious metalwork, furniture, etc. As illustrations of men’s and women's daily lives, they are an essential resource for the study of the fashion and society of the time. Published by Journal des Dames et Des Modes in Paris, c. 1831.
Presented in an archival 12 x 9'' mat