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Print, Plate 59, Modes de Paris (Paris Fashion), Le Mercure de Salons (Mercury of the Salons)

This is a Print. It was published by Samuel and Joseph Fuller and made for Le Mercure de Salons. It is dated July 1830 and we acquired it in 1980. Its medium is engraving, hand-colored with brush and watercolor on off-white paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.



In the advertisement for Paris Fashions from 1830, Le Mercure de Salons describes their shawls as "Cachemir des Indes," or Indian cashmere. Shawls in both of these plates are denoted by their paisley borders.

This object was donated by Cooper Union Library. It is credited Gift of Cooper Union Library.

Its dimensions are

21.8 × 13.9 cm (8 9/16 × 5 1/2 in.) Mat: 35.6 × 45.7 cm (14 × 18 in.)

It is inscribed

Printed in black ink, upper center: Modes de Paris; upper left: 1830; upper right: No. 59; lower center: Le mercure des Salons. / Boulevard des Italiens No. 2. L[?]près le passage de l'Opèra / Chapeau de Saille de rix des Msins de Mme Célíane, Robe de mousseline des Indes brodée / des Msins de la Belle Anglaise rue de la Gaise No.20. Cachemire des Indes.; Inscribed in pen and black ink, verso, upper left corner: July

Cite this object as

Print, Plate 59, Modes de Paris (Paris Fashion), Le Mercure de Salons (Mercury of the Salons); Published by Samuel and Joseph Fuller; Made for Le Mercure de Salons; engraving, hand-colored with brush and watercolor on off-white paper; 21.8 × 13.9 cm (8 9/16 × 5 1/2 in.) Mat: 35.6 × 45.7 cm (14 × 18 in.); Gift of Cooper Union Library; 1980-36-3947

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Paisley.

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