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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. Four women and one child, wearing, from left to right, a cream dress (viewed from behind) with ornate, vertical detailing in teal and purple down the back, a pale gray dress with purple detailing, a simple turquoise dress and an off-white dress with blue detailing and tassles. The girl on the far right wears an eggshell dress with red detailing on the front of the top, and in stripes down the side. “Mme. Demorests Mirror of Fashions. / 473 Broadway NY”


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