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La Mode élégante

Accession Number
2012/2.201

Title
La Mode élégante

Artist(s)
V. Muchot

Object Creation Date
circa 1870

Medium & Support
wood engraving with hand coloring on paper

Dimensions
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 of a seated woman with a letter accompanied by a standing woman in a blue dress and a young girl in a brown dress.

Physical Description
This colored engraving features what appear to be three generations of women in elaborate dress in an interior space. A young girl in a brown dress is positioned with her back to the viewer on the left of the composition. She presents an object to a woman in a blue-grey dress who is seated in the center of the composition holding a piece of paper in her right hand. A young woman in a dark and pale turquoise dress stands on the right of the composition looking down at the child. Between the two adult figures is a table decorated with a vase of pink flowers.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Primary Object Type
color print

Rights
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Keywords
chairs (furniture forms)
dresses (garments)
fashion (concept)
flowers (plant components)
girls
hats
vases

1 Related Resource

Girlhood
(Part of 9 Learning Collections)

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