La Mode élégante

Accession Number

La Mode élégante

V. Muchot

Object Creation Date
circa 1870

Medium & Support
wood engraving with hand coloring on paper

12 in x 9 1/2 in (30.48 cm x 24.13 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink

Subject matter
A fashion print with a standing woman in a green dress, a seated woman in black and grey and a child in blue.

Physical Description
This colored engraving depicts two women and one child in elaborate dress. The central figure is a woman standing in a dark green dress decorated with lighter green trimmings. Her hair is gathered in a headpiece made up of green ribbons and pink flowers. To the right of her a woman in a black and grey dress sits on a burgundy chaise. The child standing on the left of the composition is outfitted in a navy blue and pale blue costume with a jacket trimmed in white. The child reaches toward something kept in the standing woman’s left hand.

Primary Object Classification

Primary Object Type
color print

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children (people by age group)
dresses (garments)
fashion (concept)
women (female humans)

2 Related Resources

(Part of 5 Learning Collections)
Fashion and Adornments in Global History
(Part of 3 Learning Collections)

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