La Mode Artistique and the fashion plates of Gustave Janet

Subject

Illustrations

Title

La Mode Artistique and the fashion plates of Gustave Janet

Date

ca. 1876-1882

Description

Little is known about Gustave Janet. Born in France in 1829, he became a draughtsman and lithographer, working for a variety of publishers before his death in 1898.  His art can be seen in a number of works, including illustrations for an edition of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, published in 1860 by Bell & Daldy (London) and The Illustrated Byron, published in London ca. 1855. His main work seems to have centered around fashion illustrations, and it is his name that is associated with this set of fashion plates from La Mode Artistique par Gustave Janet.

Lithography was invented in Bavaria in 1796, and became an alternative method for creating multiple copies of a drawing. Unlike engraving, in which the image in scored onto a plate, lithography uses a chemical process to create an image on to smooth limestone. The process was refined in the early 19th century, enabling the flat stone plate to be used for longer and more detailed runs of an illustration. 

Lemercier & Cie was founded by Joseph Rose Lemercier (1803 – 1887). Between 1850 and 1870 it was the largest lithographic company in Paris, with fashion illustrations accounting for 40% of its total production.

Resource: Information on Joseph Rose Lemercier was found at the web site of the Ecole Nationale des Chartes, and accessed on June 11, 2019.

 

Source

Donor: Muriel Parker

Identifier

2001.09.01 - collection of fashion plates

Contributor

Susan J. Jerome, MS '06
Collections Manager

Collection Items

Gustave Janet, Fashion Plate 85
La Mode Artistique par Gustave Janet

Toilette de Course

Bureaux de la Mode Artistique, N. 11 Carrefour de l'Observatoire

Reproduction interdite, Imp. Lemercie & Cie, Paris

London, S. Miller late E. Weldon, 37 Tavistock street, Covent…

Gustave Janet, Fashion Plate 81
La Mode Artistique par Gustave Janet

Toilette de Campagne

Bureaux de la Mode Artistique, N. 11 Carrefour de l'Observatoire

Reproduction interdite, Imp. Lemercier & Cie, Paris

London, S. Miller late E. Weldon, 37 Tavistock street, Covent…

Gustave Janet, Fashion Plate 80
La Mode Artistique par Gustave Janet Costume de Promenade Bureaux de la Mode Artistique, N. 11 Carrefour de l'Observatoire Reproduction interdite, Imp. Lemercier & Cie, Paris London, S. Miller late E. Weldon, 37 Tavistock street, Covent Garden…

Gustave Janet, Fashion Plate 75
La Mode Artistique par Gustave Janet

Toilette D'Interieur

Bureaux de la Mode Artistique, N. 11 Carrefour de l'Observatoire

Reproduction interdite, Imp. Lemercier & Cie, Paris

London, S. Miller late E. Weldon, 37 Tavistock street, Covent…

Gustave Janet, Fashion Plate 71
La Mode Artistique par Gustave Janet

Toilette de Visite

Bureaux de la Mode Artistique, N. 11 Carrefour de l'Observatoire

Reproduction interdite, Imp. Lemercier & Cie, Paris

London, S. Miller late E. Weldon, 37 Tavistock street, Covent…

Gustave Janet, Fashion Plate 69
La Mode Artistique par Gustave Janet

Toilette de Ville

Bureaux de la Mode Artistique, N. 11 Carrefour de l'Observatoire

Reproduction interdite, Imp. Lemercier Cie, Paris

London, E. Weldon, 37 Tavistock street, Covent Garden

Gustave Janet, Fashion Plate 68
La Mode Artistique par Gustave Janet

Toilette de Soiree

Bureaux de la Mode Artistique, N. 11 Carrefour de l'Observatoire

Reproduction interdite, Imp. Lemercier & Cie, Paris

London, E. Weldon, 37 Tavistock street, Covent Garden

Gustave Janet, Fashion Plate 66
La Mode Artistique par Gustave Janet

Toilette de Visite

Bureaux de la Mode Artistique, N. 11 Carrefour de l'Observatoire

Reproduction interdite, Imp. Lemercier & Cie, Paris

London, E. Weldon, 37 Tavistock street, Covent Garden

Gustave Janet, Fashion Plate 63
La Mode Artistique par Gustave Janet

Toilette de Soiree

Bureaux de la Mode Artistique, N. 11 Carrefour de l'Observatoire

Reproduction interdite, Imp. Lemercier & Cie, Paris

London, E. Weldon, 37 Tavistock street, Covent Garden

Gustave Janet, Fashion Plate 59
La Mode Artistique par Gustave Janet

Toilette de Visite

Robe de foulard de la Malle des Indes, 24 Pge Verdeau
Chapeau de Mmes Moreau-Didsbury, 23 Bl. des Capucines

Bureaux de la Mode Artistique, N. 11 Carrefour de…
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