Raphaël Jacquemin Costume Plates

Scope and Content

Lithographs on heavy paper with original colouring of costume designs by Raphaël Jacquemin. The images are from his published work "General iconography of costumes between the fourth and nineteenth Century" published in 1867. The prints we have are likely to be from a later edition or a reprint.

The plates cover a variety of costumes from medieval to nineteenth century, some are drawn from contemporary art works.

Administrative / Biographical History

These images of costumes were likely used in the library as teaching and learning resources for fashion and history subject areas before being brought to the archive for permanent preservation. Some plates are stamped with Leicester College of Arts Libraries which suggests that they were acquired some time between 1947-1969.

Raphaël Jacquemin [1821-1881] was a French painter and engraver. He was the grandson of Rabbi Abraham Cologna Mantoa, the Grand Rabbi of Paris and of Trieste under Napoleon 1st. Jacquemin studied drawing and painting in Paris and frequented the Milan and Florence Academies. Back in Paris he made himself known with his "General Iconography of Costumes Between the Fourth and Nineteenth Century" published in 1867. He painted several Old Testament scenes during his career many of these are available to see within the collection of plates we hold at the De Montfort University Archive.

Access Information

Open and available for general access.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Plates are foxed around the edges and require careful handling.

Archivist's Note

Catalogued by Steven Peachey, Archives Assistant, June 2016.

Conditions Governing Use

Scans may be made for private research purposes only.