Exceptional in quality, this hand colored French Fashion Lithograph is precious, the colors lush and deep. From disbound copies of La Gazette Rose Illustree, Paris, 1882, a celebrated Parisian fashion publication used by seamstresses to copy the latest in dress trends for their luxury clientele around the world. Bought in Paris.
Signed by Jules David, a French painter and lithographer, who introduced naturalistic situations to fashion illustration. Colored with bright water colors, this print shows a group of young girls, each wearing a different beautiful dress, white lace, a light blue silk, a darling sailor dress and boater, and a checked dress. The detail is gorgeous, their tall and slender mama or perhaps nanny looks fetching in her dove grey dress and hat covered in red roses.
Each is an original work of art. To be expected in prints of this age, there may be a few characteristic areas of foxing etc., this print is in beautiful antique condition. Perfect to frame, loves the company of others. Display in a grouping, these feminine prints make a stunning statement! Measures 14-1/4" x 10-1/2".