Japanese Girls, Before and After the First Importation of Crinoline.[Some rubbed pencil detail.]
London, W.H.J. Carter, Printseller, Bookseller & c. 12, Regent Street, Pall Mall. [n.d. c.1850.]
Hand-coloured lithograph. 254 x 356mm. 10 x 14". Trimmed. Some scuffing around the edges.
Crinoline did not appear in the England until c.1830, but by 1850 it had come to mean a stiffened petticoat or a rigid skirt-shaped structure of steel designed to support the skirts of a woman's dress into the required shape. It was around this time, the mid 19th century, that Japan began to emulate Western fashion, and to slowly present the many styles and fashions to Japanese society.
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