Original relief print (paniconography) with hand colouring. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 30.5 x 23.5 cm. The image size is ca. 28 x 21 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 12 x 9.3 inch. The image size is ca. 11 x 8.3 inch.
Plate 19: ‘Le Consulat et l’Empire.’ (transl: The Consulate and Empire). Costumes of the Consulate and Empire period in France. This attractive original old antique print / plate originates from: ‘Les Filles D’Eve Album De Travestissements Plus ou Moins Historiques.’, by Andre Grevin,1865 Paris, Typography by E. Plon & Co. Aux Bureaux: du Journal Amusant et du Petit Journal Pour Rire. Typography by Henri Plon. ?The female costume over time until the 19th. century and beyond.Artists and Engravers: Alfred Grevin (French 1827-1892) was a designer and painter of costumes. He was employed by the railroad in Lyon before he started at Journal Amusant and at Petit Journal pour Rire in 1859. He was very successful. Grevin put spiritful legends below his designs. Together with Adrien Huart 1869 he founded l’Almanach des Parisiennes in 1869. Grevin was also successful as a designer and painter of theatre costumes. In 1882 he founded the Musï¿½e des figures, a Wax Figure Museum in Paris that carries his name. Plate by Firmin Gillot. Firmin Gillot, father of Charles Gillot (1820-1872), invented in 1852 the paniconography for which he took a patent (photoengraving in relief according to the letterpress). Later, he invented a new process, again in relief, but nonphotographic.
Condition: Very good given age. General age related toning and occasional light thumbing from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-CONSULATE-FRENCH EMPIRE-NAPOLEON-COSTUME-GILLOT-ALFRED GREVIN