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.

Conservation & History

We care profoundly about our role as custodians and every piece in the collection has been assessed by our conservator. When required, we undertake professional restoration carefully using reversible techniques and adopt a light touch to retain the aged charm of each work. We also restore frames rather than replace them as many are original and selected by the artists themselves.

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