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Preparatory or design drawing for a woman's dress

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Drawing showing a design for a woman's evening dress, woven (or printed?) à la disposition; two-tiered skirt with design of milti-colored floral garlands, scalloped border with lace effect over diagonal plaid trim, matching bands on bodice. Stamped: "Chatel / rue de Mulhouse 2 Paris". Appears...

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With private dealer in Lyon, France; purchased by donor prior to 2007; gift to MFA (Accession date: December 12, 2007)

Credit Line

Gift of Elizabeth Ann Coleman

French, 1850–55


Height x width: 8 7/16 x 6 9/16 in. (21.5 x 16.7 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Pencil, ink and gouache on paper


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Fashion illustration