Auguste Racinet 1888 European Turkey (1)

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Artist Biography:

Charles Auguste Albert Racinet learned from his father, who was a printer lithographer, in his young years how to reproduce ancient works and directed his interest in the study of arts education and in the participation in scholarly works, anthologies, model textbooks, etc. Racinet studied at the School of Design of the City of Paris (l’École de dessin de la Ville de Paris) and exhibited his painting at the Salons from 1849 to 1874, but his work as painter was always inspired by ancient manuscripts from la Bibliothèque Nationale or related to architectural studies and projects of stained glass.

Auguste Racinet’s Le Costume Historique is the most comprehensive and detailed study of fashion ever published. These volumes cover the history of dress and hair-styles from antiquity to the 1880s. The set begins with the costumes, coiffures and jewelry of the ancient Egyptians and concludes with 19th-century French couture. While Racinet’s main focus is on European clothing and accoutrements, including armor, furniture and material culture, he does provide sections on Asia, America, and Africa.

 

Date:

1888

Source:

Le Costume Historique

Volume:

6

Plate No.:

60

Description:

European Turkey [details showing]


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Print Method:

Lithographs in full color on heavy stock

Condition:

Some minor foxing and toning of paper to overall excellent

Size of Print:

41 x 28 cm. approximately (16.125 x 11 in.)

References:

Colas 2472; Hiler, 732; Lipperheide 93; Taschen, "Togas, turbans, tailcoats, and top hats"

Price:
$35.00
SKU:
52835
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