London. La Belle Assemblée. (La Belle Assemblee). 1825.
Etching / engraving with stipple engraving, handcolored, on sheet 9 x 5 1/2 inches. Very good, clean condition. An exquisitely etched and handcolored fashion print from the Georgian period. This example of the latest mode was published in "La Belle Assemblée." Vyvyan Holland (Hand-Coloured Fashion Plates 1770-1899, Batsford, 1955) describes this magazine as "one of the most important magazines of its time, and which contains some of the most delicate fashion-plates of all time..." Particular attention is paid to the delicately stippled faces. Publisher’s line states "Published by G. B. Whittaker, for La Belle Assemblee No.4. New Series. April 1, 1825." Item #45207