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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

2009.4525

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. Five women wearing (from left to right) light blue dress with teal trim, purple dress with diagonal stripe detailing, teal dress, pink dress with scalloped detailing, and pale blue dress with high, white collar. The woman on the far right holds a vibrant pink sash from the dress of a small girl, who stands beside her. “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