Two Early 19th-Century

French School Fashion Drawings

Two Early 19th-Century

French School Fashion Drawings

This beautiful pair of French watercolours from circa 1810 depict figures dressed in the latest fashion.

They’re titled ‘robe de satin garnie de fourrure’ and ‘chapeau de paille blanche, robe de Marceline’ or ‘fur trimmed satin dress’ and ‘white straw hat, Marceline dress’.

The figures are both standing with back turned to draw emphasis to the outfits. The delicately pointed shoes are a particularly nice touch.

Fashion plates are fairly common but it’s rare to find original drawings of this nature.

Inscribed, framed and glazed. Previously with Baskett & Day, a notable London-based dealer.

Medium: Watercolour on paper
Overall size: 10” x 14” / 26cm x 36cm
Year of creation: c. 1810
Condition: Artwork presents well. Frames with some wear.

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