antique prints, maps and watercolors

(Two French women of means) La Mode Illustree. Paris, c. 1875. $95.00

click for detailed image ModeIllustreVLG.JPG

(Two women of means)

La Mode produced some of the finest fashion prints of the period. In the mid Victorian era the production of sewing machines and paper patterns to be used with them combined with the increase in middleclass wealth led to the development of the original fashion engravings. patterns. Paris was the center of fashion and La Mode Illustree (The Illustrated Fashion) was the unrivaled leader of the fashion engraving during this period.

Framed to 16 x 14 inches, overall.
Hand colored engraving.
Excellent condition.