Antique 1808 Fashion Plate, Georgian Fashion, Original Hand Tinted from The Lady's Magazine$28.00
Antique 1808 Fashion Plate, Georgian Fashion, Original Hand Tinted from The Lady's Magazine
This is an original fashion plate page from an 1808 edition of 'The Lady's Magazine; or Entertaining Companion for the Fair Sex, Appropriated Solely to Their Use and Amusement' The page is original, not a copy and not a later reproduction. It was made in 1808.
It is about 5 x 8-1/8 inches in size. It shows two ladies dress in the fashion of the day.
'The Lady's Magazine' was a British magazine in production from 1770 to 1847. I've read that their early fashion plates like this one were hand tinted.
The print says 'Engraved for the Lady's Magazine' and at the bottom - 'London Fashionable Walking and Ball Dress'. Underneath written in pencil is '1808'. I have confirmed that date.
The page is in very good condition for being so old. It is lightly aged and has some brown spots along the front edge. The back is blank and has what could be a tape mark.