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Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes

(1829-1892), French magazine

Artist associated with 89 portraits
Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes (Paris) 1829-1892; English edition (Paris) was one of the longest-running of all fashion magazines, it contained very stylish plates which remained hand-coloured until its demise, often showing the same dress back and front in different colours. Most of the best fashion plate illustrators designed plates for it, many of which were by Adèle Anais Toudouze and Laure Noël, two of the three Colin sisters, all of whom were fashion plate designers. Its plates were issued in The Lady's Magazine from the 1830s, the first British magazine to import French plates, before legitimate foreign editions were produced in Germany, Italy and England from the 1840s, marking the beginning of the general ousting of English plates by French.

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French walking dress, 1834, published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes - NPG D47672

French walking dress, 1834

published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes
hand-coloured line engraving, published 1834
NPG D47672

Toilette de Chateau, summer 1836, by Mondain, published in  Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes - NPG D47712

Toilette de Chateau, summer 1836

by Mondain, published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, circa July 1836
NPG D47712

French ball dress, spring 1836, published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes - NPG D47713

French ball dress, spring 1836

published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, circa February 1836
NPG D47713

French home morning dress, autumn 1836, published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes - NPG D47714

French home morning dress, autumn 1836

published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, circa October 1836
NPG D47714

French walking dress, autumn 1836, published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes - NPG D47715

French walking dress, autumn 1836

published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, circa October 1836
NPG D47715

French morning dress, summer 1836, published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes - NPG D47716

French morning dress, summer 1836

published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, circa August 1836
NPG D47716

French dinner or evening dress, winter 1836, published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes - NPG D47717

French dinner or evening dress, winter 1836

published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, circa November 1836
NPG D47717

French summer dinner dress, 1836, published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes - NPG D47718

French summer dinner dress, 1836

published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, circa August 1836
NPG D47718

Grand dinner dress, summer 1837, published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes - NPG D47722

Grand dinner dress, summer 1837

published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published circa June 1837
NPG D47722

Walking dress and morning dress, autumn 1837, published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes - NPG D47723

Walking dress and morning dress, autumn 1837

published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published circa November 1837
NPG D47723

Morning dress, summer 1837, published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes - NPG D47724

Morning dress, summer 1837

published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published circa August 1837
NPG D47724

Ball dress, autumn 1837, published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes - NPG D47725

Ball dress, autumn 1837

published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published circa November 1837
NPG D47725

Half-mourning costume, summer 1837, published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes - NPG D47726

Half-mourning costume, summer 1837

published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published circa July 1837
NPG D47726

Outdoor garments, autumn 1837, published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes - NPG D47727

Outdoor garments, autumn 1837

published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, circa October 1837
NPG D47727

Dinner and concert or opera dresses, autumn 1837, published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes - NPG D47728

Dinner and concert or opera dresses, autumn 1837

published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, circa October 1837
NPG D47728

Morning dress, summer 1837, published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes - NPG D47729

Morning dress, summer 1837

published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, circa June 1837
NPG D47729

Dinner dress, summer 1837, published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes - NPG D47730

Dinner dress, summer 1837

published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, circa August 1837
NPG D47730

Children's costume, summer 1837, published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes - NPG D47731

Children's costume, summer 1837

published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, circa July 1837
NPG D47731

Toilette d'Interieur, September 1839, published by Dobbs & Co, published in  The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum, first published in  Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes - NPG D47851

Toilette d'Interieur, September 1839

published by Dobbs & Co, published in The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum, first published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published September 1839
NPG D47851

Grand visiting or carriage costume, May 1839, published by Dobbs & Co, published in  The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum, first published in  Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes - NPG D47852

Grand visiting or carriage costume, May 1839

published by Dobbs & Co, published in The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum, first published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published May 1839
NPG D47852

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