Promenade Dress. 1820s FASHION.

Promenade Dress.

London. R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts &c. 10-01- 1827.
Etching / engraving with stipple engraving, handcolored, sheet size 9 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches. Overall light toning to the paper, a little very light spotting. A jaunty Georgian fashion plate engraving from Rudolph Ackermann's publication, which Vyvyan Holland had high words of praise for: "The Repository of Arts maintained the high standard of excellence which it had set itself at the start throughout its twenty-one years of existence. Indeed, in many ways it improved as it went on, many of the prettiest plates appearing during 1825-1829, its last five years." (Holland: Hand-coloured Fashion Plates 1770-1899). The stylish hat and the delicately exposed petticoat provide lacy embellishment to the outdoor attire; the artistic use of the three-quarter view provides a more engaging composition than many fashion plates of the time. Item #45076

Price: $57.00

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