Today we have a new Past/Present post for our blog readers, featuring two fashion prints. Although two different ages, one can only imagine the smartly-dressed woman shown in the 19th century print catching the eye and sketching pencil of Martin Lewis years later. The similarities – tightly curled hair, topped with a fashionable red hat- are too striking to ignore.
Image on Left: Un Fantaisie. Published by Jeannin, Place du Louvre, 20, Paris. Lithograph by Formentin & Co., after Compte Calix. Lithograph, hand-colored, undated.
Image on Right: Women with Red Hat. Martin Lewis. Pencil with color crayon, c. 1930. Stamped on verso “Collection of Lucile Deming Lewis”.