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Antique 19th C Century French VICTORIAN Print Engraving With Watercolor Adorable CHILDREN!
This is a hand watercolored French fashion print from the mid 19th Century, dated 1857, and it shows a delightful group of children in an elegant Parisian home, including a baby, which is quite rare.
The piece is one of the most delicate and sophisticated Victorian prints I have ever found in Paris!
Very realistic, the scene also has this moral perfection of facial features and gestures, so typical of the Victorian era.
The costumes are to die for! All the more as the colors are superb. Stronger than usual, they also make an elegant palette of dark carmine red, cobalt blue, green, pink and gray.
The Victorian furniture is sumptuous:
a marble top coffee table, a velvet Chippendale sofa, a fur carpet! drapes and a large ornate wall mirror, Parisian apartment style, which helps, clever detail, see the back of one dress.
The dresses and outfits are of course very sophisticated. These are not cheap cottons!
There is velvet and faille silk, lace and ribbons.
You will notice how well rendered the fabrics are, also the baby bonnet sitting on the coffee table.
The print was published in the "Magasin des Demoiselles", one of the most prestigious fashion magazines at the time.
A small treasure of Victorian Art to keep very preciously!
MEASUREMENTS: Length: 9 1/2". Width: 6".
(24 cm) by (15.5 cm)
(Please check my Mardi Gras print from the same provenance)
CONDITION: In very good condition with no particular damage. Minor foxing in the white areas, not in the subject. Lower and upper borders have been trimmed.
Will be shipped Registered Airmail (very safe) under thick layers of cardboard and with signature at delivery.
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N. A Stenger, Paris, France
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