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 two ladies and a little girl out for a walk, each wearing beautiful period clothing. The scene is delightful, with the little girl trying to catch a butterly with her net, she is wearing a floral blue dress, and a spring hat with feathers. The two gorgeous ladies walking with her are dressed in luxury, one wears a lavender purple bustle gown covered with tassels, the other wears a pink rose brown velvet costume with lace and velvet ribbons. Wearing gloves, one lady holds a bouquet of flowers, the other her fan. 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".