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Since 1763 the name 'Russborough' has been synonymous with collecting and dealing in fine art. In the closing decades of the last century the historic town of Port Hope has become home to Lord Russborough's Annex, which specialises in an individual mix of antique maps, paintings and prints.

While Lord Russborough's Annex features a great many works of museum calibre, we also offer a wonderful selection of prints priced at under $100.

An extract of our prints currently available:

Gentleman's Fashion 1901-1902

Macbeth R.W. 'A Sacrifice' Only a woman's hair

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Master tailors of Paris 1901-2

A splendid sartorial image perfect for Father’s Day

Société Philanthropique des Maitres Tailleurs de Paris. Plate 902    Saison D'Hiver 1901-1902
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Philanthropic society of Master-Tailors of Paris. Fashions for Winter season 1901/02] 

Scarce original hand-coloured stone lithograph plate, on heavy wove paper.  Image size 21 /4 x14" (55.3 x 35.5 cm.)  
 Ref. LRA 1260/DSE/ v.dnon > OOL    PRICE CODE  D

Beneath the full colour armorial bearings of the Philanthropic Society of Master Tailor of Paris are depicted, four of the then latest fashion gentleman's suits 1. Black formal Evening-dress suit with tails, waist coat and white bow tie, white gloves.  2. Walking suit with double breasted Frock-coat and herring-bone striped grey trousers, top-hat and white kid gloves, silver topped walking cane   3.  Business suit Herring-bone waist coated vest & front slit pocked, charcoal grey broad-striped trousers and single breasted shaped long jacket, Top hat tan kid gloves.  4. Walking suit with single breasted patch pocket long jacket and matching straight-cut gray trousers top hat, yellow kid gloves & walking cane, together with, 5. A ladies gray walking dress beneath a very elegant fur trimmed long double-breasted high neck burgundy red coat matching yellow and burgundy floral & feather hat, white kid gloves silver topped umbrella.
 
These plates were considered to be the height of Parish fashion and most certainly influenced the fashion for the season and probably succeeding ones. The Philanthropic society of Tailors of Paris was founded 1st June 1831 evolved into the Society of Master Tailors 1834.

Fashion plates detailing Gentleman's fashions are surprisingly scarce, especially ones of this quality and have become highly collectable. Framed, they add a sophisticated elegance to any dressing-room and would make a perfect Father’s Day gift.

 

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