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Fashion Plate

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

Object Place: New York, New York, United States


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ink and color on paper

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings



Fashion plate illustrating nineteenth century women’s fashion. The plate depicts five women (wearing, from left to right, a green dress with white lace detailing, a white dress with black detailing, a pink dress with high white collar, a white dress with ornate yellow detailing and a ruffled bottom, and a blue dress with circular detailing at the shoulder and bottom) and a child in an off-white dress with red detailing and matching shoes. “Mme. Demorests Mirror of Fashions.”


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