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Fashion Plate

American
1860s
Published by Mme. Demorest's Mirror of Fashions (American, 1866–1877)


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 31.8 x 22.9 cm (12 1/2 x 9 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4519

Medium or Technique

Ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Fashion plate of four women illustrating nineteenth century women’s fashion. The woman on the far left, wearing a dress of gold with blue detailing, is seated at a chair and appears to be sewing. The two women in the middle (from left to right) wear white dresses with pink and purple detailling; the one towards the left, her back turned to the viewer, reads a letter and is wearing a purple dress. “Mme. Demorests Mirror of Fashions. / 473 Broadway NY”

Provenance

By about 2004, purchased by Susan Ward of Lexington, MA at an antique fair in Amherst, NH; purchased from Ward by Doris May of Chestnut Hill, MA; gift of May to the MFA (Accession date: September 16, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Doris May