Fashion plate, from Le Petit Courrier des Dames

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Fashion plate, from Le Petit Courrier des Dames

This hand-coloured fashion plate is from Le Petit Courrier des Dames, a weekly fashion magazine published in Paris. The plate illustrates two day dresses and is dated 15 June, 1849. It is signed 'Mme Florensa de Closmenil'.

Both women are wearing shawls which were very popular in this period. Stiffened petticoats of crinoline (horsehair) would have helped to swell their dome-shaped skirts.

The figures in Madame de Closmenil's fashion plates are placed in sympathetic and agreeable surroundings. She also produced very attractive plates illustrating children's wear.

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Online ID: 000-100-087-202-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.RHI 24.42
Date: 1823 - 1861
Material: Inscription: Modes de Paris
Paper. Inscription: Two day dresses ; Mme Florensa de Clomesnil
Dimensions: 10.80" x 7.50" mounted
What: Document / plate, fashion
Plate, fashion
Subject: Fashion plates (NMAS Classification)
Fashion plates
Who: Mme Florensa de Clomesnil
Petit Courrier des Dames
Where: France, Paris
France, Paris
Description: One of forty-nine fashion plates entitled Modes de Paris, from the Petit Courrier des Dames, 1823 - 1861
Fashion plate showing two day dresses, signed 'Mme Florensa de Clomesnil, from Petit Courrier des Dames, Paris, number 2441, 15 June, 1849
  • Holland, Vyvyan. Hand Coloured Fashion Plates 1770 to 1899. London: B.T. Batsford, 1955, p 67. 
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