Antique French Victorian Print Litho With Watercolor Children in Mardi Gras Costumes 19th C Century Signed Dated TO DIE FOR!Antique French Victorian Print Litho With Watercolor Children in Mardi Gras Costumes 19th C Century Signed Dated TO DIE FOR!Antique French Victorian Print Litho With Watercolor Children in Mardi Gras Costumes 19th C Century Signed Dated TO DIE FOR!Antique French Victorian Print Litho With Watercolor Children in Mardi Gras Costumes 19th C Century Signed Dated TO DIE FOR!Antique French Victorian Print Litho With Watercolor Children in Mardi Gras Costumes 19th C Century Signed Dated TO DIE FOR!Antique French Victorian Print Litho With Watercolor Children in Mardi Gras Costumes 19th C Century Signed Dated TO DIE FOR!Antique French Victorian Print Litho With Watercolor Children in Mardi Gras Costumes 19th C Century Signed Dated TO DIE FOR!Antique French Victorian Print Litho With Watercolor Children in Mardi Gras Costumes 19th C Century Signed Dated TO DIE FOR!

This French print from the mid 19th Century is an absolute beauty!

Mardi Gras costumes prints are the most artistic fashion prints in the French Victorian era in my opinion.

They usually show children and adolescents in extravagant outfits and decors, and the watercolor artists seem to be allowed more color creativity than in regular prints.

In this piece, the colors are just mind boggling. Extremely detailed and vibrant, they give a totally hyper-realistic feel to the piece.

The decor is also extremely sophisticated in this case. The scene happens in a kind of Covent Gardens glass house, with lush vegetation. The ground is even covered with a carpet.

The outfits are amazing: Turkish, Italian couple, Louis XV courtier and marchioness, Arab horse rider, etc.

The faces are also ultra delicate, and their extreme whiteness adds a kind of dreamlike quality to the piece.

The artwork is from a famous French publication of the time called "Le Magasin des Demoiselles".

it is signed "Dien" on the left, and "Dujardin" on the right, and is dated 1850.

A small treasure of Victorian Art to keep very preciously!

MEASUREMENTS: Length: 9 3/4". Width: 6 1/4".

(25 cm) by (16 cm)

CONDITION: In very good condition with no particular damage and hardly any foxing.

Will be shipped "Registered" from Paris including insurance and signature at delivery.

* * * * * * * * * * MANY MORE 19th CENTURY ARTWORKS IN MY FINE ART/Antique CATEGORY* * * * * * * * * * *

Item ID: 2014pnt


LAYAWAY Plan Available

Antique French Victorian Print Litho With Watercolor Children in Mardi Gras Costumes 19th C Century Signed Dated TO DIE FOR!

$199 USD

Add to Cart Make Offer
Questions about this item?
Email Shop

15 other shoppers have this item in their Cart or Wish List


Nicole La Bay


N. A Stenger
San Francisco
CA
  

French and European Art & Antiques. We have artists in major Museums! Layaways

.

Exclusive Ruby Lane Member since 2008

Shipping & Handling:$16.50 USD
Insurance:Included
Shipping to: USA
change
Promotional Shipping Rules apply
140 character limit

More from Nicole La Bay