ca 1825 · Paris
A copy reproduced in the digital collection at the NYPL has colors as ours: http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/441d82b0-23c0-0131-d0de-58d385a7b928#
A copy, however, in the V&A Museum has different coloring:
The V&A catalogue record notes: “ Camargo wears fashionable high-heeled shoes, so her feet were not as flexible as later dancers' who, at the end of the 18th century, adopted the new fashion for heelless slippers that developed into today's ballet shoes.
The engraver Georges-Jacques Gatine (born 1773) is considered one of the 19th century masters of fashion plate etchings. He was closely associated with L'abbe de la Mesangere who was director of Journal des Dames. Gatine was the engraver for the important portfolio Le Bon Genre (1817) which satirized Parisian social life and proved to be a inspiration for the art of Daumier;. He also did the landmark Incroyables et Merveilleuses , 1817. with Horace Vernet. Gatine did several other works based on drawings by Lante. Beraldi devotes a dozen pages to his oeuvre. The genre painter Louis-Marie Lante (born 1789) did watercolors for several collections of costume published by Journal des Modes after 1817, but he is best known for Galerie des femmes celebres francaises. (Inventory #: 1301)