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A unique feature of this illustration, which may be difficult to see in the digital image, is the use of silver ink which not only shimmers when it catches the light but also accentuates some of the finer details that might otherwise be missed.
Key Elements in Each Panel
Top (Left to right) - Mayor of a village in the province of Segovia - Festival outfit from Santa Maria de Nueva, the red stockings indicate the woman is married - Peasant from Segovia province - Two women from Santader, the type from wealthy people prefer to employ as nannies for their children, wearing distinctive madras head scarves.
Bottom (Left to right) - Festival outfit from Santa Maria de Nueva, including shoes with rosettes - Charra, rich farmer's wife from Salamanca - Two ladies from the province of Avila, in distinctive hats - Merchant from the Asturias province.
This 123+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.
Period Paper has obtained an extraordinary, ultra-rare collection of original color and chromolithographs, which capture a myriad of ancient cultures and costumes from around the world. Virtually unseen individually, and from perhaps the most coveted portfolio of costumes from the 19th century, these historically important elephant folio-sized chromolithographs depict a myriad of costumes that capture fashions, fads and traditional outfits, as well as the beautiful jewelry work of almost every major European society throughout the last few centuries. Featured in these regions include, Basque, Scotland, Brittany, Moscow, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, England and Holland; there are beautiful illustrations for all, each more unique than the next.
The originals offered are from the first edition of RacinetÕs masterwork on costumes of the world. Many have been heightened in gold and silver. The full color chromolithographs are some of the most spectacular we have procured. The duotone chromolithographs are stunning and impeccably preserved. Each piece from the collection is in museum-quality condition.
Keywords specific to this image: apron, jacket, vest, embroidery, felt, shawl, leggings, ethnic, Spanish, chair