La Cleopatre, from Gallerie des Modes,;2009
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 28cm

La Cleopatre, from Gallerie des Modes,;2009

Gallerie des Modes

© Museum of London

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A coloured etching of La Cleopatre from the Gallerie des Modes. It depicts a coloured print of a woman's heads and shoulders.
In 1778 Jacques Esnauts and Michel Rapilly of Paris began to issue their La Gallerie des Modes publication of coloured fashion plates.
Published over a 10 year period, the plates were elegantly drawn, accurately engraved and hand coloured by the most celebrated fashion artists of the late eighteenth century.




1778 AD - 1778 AD

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