Dadley, J. (engraved by).
London. W. Miller. Plate dated 1803. Watermarks indicate ca. 1823.
Stipple engraving, handcolored, sheet size 14 x 10 inches. Light indentation at upper edge of sheet from vintage paperclip and two small (1/2 inch) squares of adhesive residue at upper corners on verso - neither affecting the image area in any way. A few pinprick size dots, scarcely noticeable. Overall very nice condition. An attractive print together with a separate sheet of descriptive text in both English and French. An exquisitely engraved and handcolored image, plate number 35 from "The Costume of the Russian Empire" first published in 1803, although this sheet is likely from the edition of circa 1823 that was published in Paris. The descriptive text gives information on the region and costume traditions: "The occupation of the women consists in spinning wool, and preparing thread from the stalks of the nettle...their ears are always graced with some ornament..." etc. etc. Item #50571