Exceptional in quality, this rare larger format 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 girls, each wearing beautiful period clothing visiting a friend at home. The scene is delightful, their elegant mother looks fetching in her blue bustled gown, she is holding up a pear. The dresses: pink & red velvet, a darling light blue dress, a brown velvet ensemble, a blue dress with bright red sash, a blue dress with red trim, and gorgeous hats. The detail is gorgeous,
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 rare larger size feminine prints make a stunning statement!
- Measures 14-1/4" x 10-1/2".