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Fashion plate, from Les Modes Parisiennes

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published in Paris

Fashion plate, from Les Modes Parisiennes
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This hand-coloured fashion plate is from a scrap album containing a selection of 19th century plates. The plate is from Les Modes Parisiennes, a ladies' fashion magazine published in Paris from 1843-75. It is signed, 'A Lacourriere' and 'Compte-Calix'.

The plate illustrates two day dresses, on with a train.

Fran├žois-Claudins Compte-Calix was the chief fashion plate artist for Les Modes Parisiennes. He was a reputable artist who, for many years, exhibited watercolours at the Paris Salon. He also was the illustrator for a number of books on historical costume.

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