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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

2009.4536

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 in a lavish room, wearing (from left to right) a gold evening dress with black detailing, a blue dress with bell sleeves and elaborate trim of white stripes and fringe, a black dress with a scoop neck over a high-necked white blouse, a gray dress with white and red detailing, and a turquoise dress with a teal bow and trim. “Mme. Demorest’s 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