2-Antique Prints-HABITANTS-ISLE-CHIOS-COSTUMES-Labrousse-Grasset-1797

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‘HABITANTS DE L’ISLE DE SCIO. / FEMME DE L’ISLE DE SCIO.’

– (Inhabitants and Woman of the Isle of Chios) The first illustration depicts inhabitants from the Isle of Chios, traditionally dressed in the fashion of the late 18th century. The individuals are possibly shown engaging in daily activities, with garments that reflect their local customs and the climate of their region. Men might be wearing breeches and tunics, possibly with a sash or waistcoat, and headgear that indicates their status or profession. Women could be dressed in layered clothing with aprons, shawls, and headscarves, indicative of modesty and practicality. The setting might include elements typical of Chios, such as architecture or flora, providing a contextual background. The second print presents a woman from the Isle of Chios in her traditional attire, which would be both functional and representative of her cultural heritage. The dress may be long and flowing, possibly adorned with embroidery or trim that suggests local artisanal techniques. Accessories such as jewelry or a headdress might be included to denote marital status or social standing. The woman’s posture and accessories, such as a basket or domestic tool, might suggest her role in society or occupation.

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(Inhabitants and Woman of the Isle of Chios) The first illustration depicts inhabitants from the Isle of Chios, traditionally dressed in the fashion of the late 18th century. The individuals are possibly shown engaging in daily activities, with garments that reflect their local customs and the climate of their region. Men might be wearing breeches and tunics, possibly with a sash or waistcoat, and headgear that indicates their status or profession. Women could be dressed in layered clothing with aprons, shawls, and headscarves, indicative of modesty and practicality. The setting might include elements typical of Chios, such as architecture or flora, providing a contextual background. The second print presents a woman from the Isle of Chios in her traditional attire, which would be both functional and representative of her cultural heritage. The dress may be long and flowing, possibly adorned with embroidery or trim that suggests local artisanal techniques. Accessories such as jewelry or a headdress might be included to denote marital status or social standing. The woman’s posture and accessories, such as a basket or domestic tool, might suggest her role in society or occupation.

Made by Labrousse after Jacques Grasset de Saint Sauveur.

Medium: Handcoloured line and aquatint etching on hand laid paper.

Sheet size: 20.5 x 26.1 cm (8.07 x 10.28 inch). Image size: 14.7 x 20.5 cm. (5.79 x 8.07 inch).

Condition: good, given age. Paper edges a bit irregular and brownish from binding. . General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.

HABITANTS-ISLE-CHIOS-TRADITIONAL-COSTUMES-DAILY-LIFE | PCO-C27-48

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Costumes de Differents Pays …’ by Jacques Grasset de Saint Sauveur, c.1797.

Biography engraver: Labrousse was a late 18th C. French engraver.

Biography artist: Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur (1757-1810) was born as son of a diplomat in Montreal, Canada. He was exposed to varying cultures at an early age.

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Dimensions 26 × 20 × 1 cm

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