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 a scrap album containing a selection of 19th century fashion plates. The plate is from the Le Petit Courrier des Dames, a weekly fashion magazine published in Paris. Dated 30 April, 1835, it illustrates men's outdoor wear.

The men are in 'Modes de Long-champs' - outfits for the racecourse at Longchamps in Paris. The outfits include modern style trousers which had become popular after about 1815.

Longchamps and Auteuil are racecourses in the Bois de Boulogne - a 2,140 acre park planned along English lines by Napoleon and situated on the western edge of Paris. The racecourse lawns were ideal settings for displaying the latest fashions.

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Online ID: 000-100-104-864-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.RHI 154.18
Date: 1835
Material: Paper. Inscription: Modes de Long-champs
Dimensions: 14.80" x 10.00"
What: Document / plate, fashion
Subject: Fashion plates
Who: Bouchez (Designer)
Damours (Engraver)
Petit Courrier des Dames
Description: Fashion plate showing 'modes de long-champs', two men in outdoor day wear, designed by Bouchez, engraved by Damours, from Petit Courrier des Dames, 30 April 1835
  • Holland, Vyvyan. Hand Coloured Fashion Plates 1770 to 1899. London: B.T. Batsford, 1955, p 98. 
  • Tarrant, Naomi. The Development of Costume. London & New York. NMS & Routledge, 1994, p 98. 
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