Fashion plate, from Bow-Bells

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Fashion plate, from Bow-Bells

This hand-coloured fashion plate is from Bow-Bells, a fashion magazine published in London. Headed 'The Paris Fashions', the plate illustrates two ladies in day dresses and was presented with Part 11 in July 1865 and published with issue no 48 at the price of one penny.

The publisher's name and address appears at the foot of the plate - 'J. Dicks. 313, Strand'. The plate is clearly signed, 'Compte-Calix' on the left hand side and more faintly signed, 'Bracquet' on the right.

Compte-Calix (1813-1880) exhibited watercolours at the Paris Salon for many years and also illustrated a number of books on historical costume. He was chief artist for Les Modes Parisiennes, a Paris fashion magazine in publication from 1843 to 1875.

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Online ID: 000-100-087-394-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.RHI 54.2
Date: 1865
Material: Inscription: The Paris Fashions
Paper. Inscription: Two women in day dresses ; Compte-Calix ; Bracquet ; Presented with Part 11 Bow-Bells July 1865 ; Published with No. 48 Bow-Bells Price one Penny
Dimensions: 10.80" x 8.10"
What: Document / plate, fashion
Plate, fashion
Subject: Fashion plates (NMAS Classification)
Fashion plates
Who: Bow-Bells
Where: England, London
Description: One of two fashion plates from Bow-Bells, headed The Paris Fashions and showing women's wear of 1865
Fashion plate showing two women in day dresses, signed 'Compte-Calix' and 'Bracquet', from Bow-Bells, marked 'presented with part 11 Bow-Bells July 1865'
  • Holland, Vyvyan. Hand Coloured Fashion Plates 1770 to 1899. London: B.T. Batsford, 1955, p 98. 
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