Les Modes Parisiennes(1843-1875), French magazine
Artist associated with 12 portraits
Les Modes Parisiennes (Paris) was a monthly fashion magazine which began as the first to be the size of a modern tabloid newspaper, with fashion plates of the same size, before being reduced to octavo in 1844 to avoid being creased in the post. Its chief artist was François-Claudius Compte-Calix, an established watercolour painter and illustrator of costume books who had also designed plates for Petit Courrier des Dames. Along with those by Jules David for Le Moniteur de la Mode, his plates introduced a new atmosphere with more realistic figures and scenes in place of the rather stilted and stylised plates seen before.
by A. Lacourière, published in Les Modes Parisiennes, after François-Claudius Compte-Calix
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, 1869
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