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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. Five women in a bright patio setting, surrounded by a gilded bird cage and various tables with flowers. The women wear (from left to right) a green and black dress, a ruched white dres, a gray dress with blue trim, a gold dress with bell-sleeves, and a blue dress with orange scalloped detailing and diagonal orange trim. “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