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Fashion Plate

American
1865
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

2009.4524

Medium or Technique

Ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Fashion plate illustrating nineteenth century women’s fashion. Four women and two children in an outdoor setting. Women wearing (from left to right) a simple white dress, a white dress with ruffle trim and blue bows, a white dress with purple trim and detailing and an eggshell dress with two purple stripes at the bottom. The children wear pink with either red or blue detailing. “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