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 woman in a green dress and a woman in a lavender dress examining an illustration.

Physical Description
This colored engraving depicts two women in elaborate dress examining an illustration in an interior space. The woman on the left has her back turned to the viewer. She is wearing a dark green dress with an exaggerated bustle. Her head is topped with a green hat decorated with pink ribbons and flowers. She holds an image on paper, which both figures contemplate. The woman on the right is shown in profile and outfitted in a lavender dress that also features an exaggerated bustle. She wears a black hat decorated with lavender flowers and green leaves.

Primary Object Classification

Primary Object Type
color print

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dresses (garments)
fashion (concept)
women (female humans)

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