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Fashion Plate

American
1867
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

2009.4535

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 in a drawing room; one, wearing a light purple dress, sings while another, wearing a white dress with ruffled sleeves and detailing in purple ribbon, plays the piano. A child, wearing a black outfit with cobalt blue trim, stands on a chair in the far left of the composition. “Mme. Demorest’s Mirror of Fashions.”

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