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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

2009.4527

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) a light orange dress with black diagonal stripes along the bottom and front, a powder blue dres with red detailing, a white dress with blue front, a white dress with vertical pink stripes and large blue trim and a teal dress with dark green trim at the top, hips and bottom. A child in a white dress with blue diamond-shaped trim stands in the middle. “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