1858 Lithograph Medieval Tapestry Man Woman Costume - ORIGINAL DRD1


"Figures from the Tapestry of St. Germain L'Auxerrois."

This is an original 1858 hand-colored lithograph of figures from the Tapestry of St. Germain L'Auxerrois, which dates from the early 16th century. This image provides an excellent representation of the clothing of the well-to-do man and woman of the period. The lovely initial cap in the commentary is from an edition of the French Life of du Guesclin.

Period Paper has obtained a rare and exceptional collection of original hand-colored lithographs of the dress and decorative ornamentation of the Middle Ages. Created in 1858, these highly collectible images are beautifully produced and are exceptionally well-preserved. Each image comes with a full two-page (one page, double-sided) descriptive commentary with additional hand-colored lithograph images including stunning initial caps. (There is no printing on the reverse of the main image.) These images are commonly reproduced, but the ones we are offering are the original 1858 lithographs, not current reproductions, copies, or digital prints. This is a rare opportunity for our customers to own an original 1858 lithograph that would look spectacular famed!


This 153+ year old Item is rated Very Fine. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. There are some foxing marks on the commentary --please see all images.

  • Product Type: Hand-Colored Lithograph; Full Color
  • Grade: Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 7 x 10.5 inches; 18 x 27 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)