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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

2009.4537

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 and a small boy in a light blue suit. The women wear (from left to right) a dress of cream, with pale pink vertical and horizontal stripes along the bib front and bottom, a dress of pale pink and teal, a dress of white with vivid orange detailing, a bright purple dress, and a yellow dress with purple trim above the ruffles. “Mme. Demorest’s Mirror of Fashions. / 473 Broadway N.Y.”

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