Victorian Fashion Illustration: Portrait of a Lady in Black Lace 1

A black and white engraving from December 26, 1886. The illustration shows a fashionable Victorian woman sitting on an elegant Parisian sofa with tufted back and decorative arms. She is dressed for dinner in a black dress with plenty of lace, tulle and beaded embellishments. Elbow-length gloves and a stylish fan complete her evening ensemble.

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