artist: Sigmund Freudeberg;  artist: Francois Ingouf (French, b.1747, d.1812);  engraver: Antoine-Jean Duclos (French, b.1742, d.1795); 

circa 1880-1920
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print, kneeling man wearing a mask is fooled by two noble women; in an attempt to court the woman standing, he kisses a hand that turns out to be the one of a woman hiding behind her friend. 'the original idea for "Le Monument du costume" originated with a Swiss banker, Eberts by name, a patron of Freudenberg, who at first contemplated nothing very much more ambitious than a set of fashion-plates. the first prospectus announcing the publication of "Le Monument du costume" actually set forth that the plates would prove of considerable use to modistes. Nevertheless, to avoid the usual unnatural and mechanical effect of fashion-plates, Freudeberg conceived a sort of story, into which he managed to infuse a great deal of vitality and life. Not a few of his designs are exceedingly pleasing. " L'Evenement au bal," by Duclos and Ingouf junior, is one of the best.'
from Ralph Henry NEVILL, French Prints of the Eighteenth century. London: Macmillan, 1908 (Angela Hesson, 2011)
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artist: Sigmund Freudeberg
artist: Francois Ingouf (French, b.1747, d.1812)
engraver: Antoine-Jean Duclos (French, b.1742, d.1795)
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circa 1880-1920
circa 1881-circa 1883
Media description
engraving on paper
image: 380 x 270 mm
frame: 445 x 335 x 20 mm

(b) “Un Evenement au Bal” Image: 380 x 270 .
Frame: 445 x 335 x 20
Credit line
Foundation Collection, 1989
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This digital record has been made available on TJC Collection Online through a significant donation from the OPENING DOORS fund, the generous support of The Friends of The Johnston Collection, and Digitisation Champion Christine Bell
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