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1888 Chromolithograph Marriage A La Mode England Ball Party 18th Century LCH4
1888 Chromolithograph Marriage A La Mode England Ball Party 18th Century LCH4
1888 Chromolithograph Marriage A La Mode England Ball Party 18th Century LCH4
1888 Chromolithograph Marriage A La Mode England Ball Party 18th Century LCH4
1888 Chromolithograph Marriage A La Mode England Ball Party 18th Century LCH4

1888 Chromolithograph Marriage A La Mode England Ball Party 18th Century LCH4

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This is a rare original 1888 color chromolithograph which features two panels of William Hogarth's Marriage à-la-mode, a comical study of a forced marriage in 18th century between a wealthy middle class lady and a poor, but titled, gentleman. Ball preparations are being made in the upper panel, and a member of the law chats to the mistress of the house, who is getting her wig made up by a French hairdresser. A gentleman waiting for his curls to set is listening to a flute player and sipping on hot chocolate, a delicacy of the time. On the floor, a dark-skinned servant lays out some of his mistress' recent acquisitions from overseas. The lower panel depicts the aftermath, with the mistress of the house yawning irreverently as she prepares to go to bed after quite an exciting night. Her lord husband, who just returned home, looks exhausted. His sword lies broken on the floor, he's broke, and he really isn't in the mood to play into his wife's little mind games.

CONDITION

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.

  • Product Type: Original Chromolithograph; Color
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10 x 13.5 inches; 25 x 34 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)

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 scenes and images venturing from ancient Egypt to classical Rome and Greece. Each illustration was adapted from actual artifacts and archaeological sites to define accurate representations of life during each time period; from the dainty Orient to the tribes of Oceania, there are beautiful illustrations for all, each more unique than the next.

Please note that the full original supporting documents for this original piece, shown in the additional pictures attached to the listing, are included and will be shipped with this original.

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.

This piece was illustrated by Hogarth, William.

Keywords specific to this image: preacher, interior, furniture, slave, Negro, historical, satire, humor, mantelpiece, musician, instrument, costume

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