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 prominent French painter and lithographer, who introduced naturalistic situations to fashion illustration. Colored with bright water colors, this print shows a group of young children, each wearing beautiful period clothing. The girls: dresses or coats in lavender purple, brown velvet and lace, a darling blue sailor dress, and a brown plaid and lace dress. Their one male companion looks stunning in his blue suit with hat, and those red socks! He has his hoop with him, his little sister is whipping her wooden top. The detail is gorgeous, their elegant nanny looks fetching in her blue pleated skirt, black bustle coat and floral hat.
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".