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Mademoiselle Lily Darboy, a French fashion doll

Unknown / Inconnu1863/1863

McCord Museum

McCord Museum
Montreal, Canada

This French fashion doll, known as a poupée, has some two hundred garments and accessories, only a few of which are shown here. They reflect the wardrobe of a fashionable bourgeois woman of the time. Parisian stores dedicated to such luxury dolls and their accoutrements were spectacles of Second Empire extravagance. Between 1863, the year he became Archbishop of Paris, and 1866, Georges Darboy offered Lily to his niece, whose descendants brought her to Canada.

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  • Title: Mademoiselle Lily Darboy, a French fashion doll
  • Creator: Unknown / Inconnu
  • Date: 1863/1863
  • Titre: Mademoiselle Lily Darboy, « poupée de mode »
  • Description: Cette « poupée de mode » fabriquée en France possède environ deux cents vêtements et accessoires dont seuls quelques-uns figurent ici. Ils imitent la garde-robe de la bourgeoise à la mode. Les boutiques parisiennes consacrées à ce genre de poupées et à leurs attributs témoignent de l'extravagance du Second Empire. C'est entre 1863, année où il devient archevêque de Paris, et 1866, que Georges Darboy offre Lily à sa nièce. Ses descendants l'apporteront au Canada.
  • Credit line: Gift of the Palazi-Raby Family, Don de la famille Palazi-Raby
  • Type: Doll, Poupée
  • Rights: http://www.musee-mccord.qc.ca/en/orders/conditions/
  • External Link: http://www.mccord-museum.qc.ca/en/collection/artifacts/M2010.10.1.1
  • Medium: Bisque head and shoulders, kid body, mohair, Tête et épaules en porcelaine, corps de chevreau, mohair

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