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French fashion plates
Lanté, Louis Marie, b. 1789 (Artist)
Nargeot, Jean Denis, b. 1795 (Engraver)

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1830 - 1859 (Approximate)
Table of Contents
Le Bon Ton, Journal de Modes (6 prints; five include pencilled date of 1855) -- Le Cabinet de Lecture et le Voleur reunis, Journal Littéraire, 30 juillet 1844 (1 print) -- Le Follet (3 prints, two subtitled Courrier des Salons) -- Le Messager des Salons (2 prints, one with partial date 183-?) -- La Mode (2 prints, one dated 16 mars 1833) / [one print is signed] Lante del., Nargeot sculp. -- Le Monde Élégant, 1838 (1 print) -- Petit Courrier des Dames (2 prints) -- La sylphide (1 print) / Numa.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX Fas 9-26
Clothing and dress -- France -- 19th century
Fashion -- France -- 19th century
Women's clothing -- France -- 19th century
Fashion plates
Title devised by cataloger.
Acquisition: La sylphide Gift; Lillian Moore.
Physical Description
Extent: 18 prints : etching, engraving, hand-colored ; 30 x 22 cm. or smaller.
Illustrations of contemporary women's fashions, including dresses for various occasions, hats, accessories, and coiffures, usually with identification of the modistes, milliners, or hairstylists who created the objects. Most of the prints in this collection were published in Paris from the 1830s to the 1850s; only two examples include the artists' names. The collection is arranged alphabetically by caption title.
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 825775946
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19760345
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 755444c0-ed3c-0133-1a75-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1830: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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French fashion plates