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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

2009.4538

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 and a child, wearing a white dress with blue flowers and playing with her doll, are depicted. The women wear (from left to right) a pale gray dress, a pink dress with white detailing along teh side and sleeve, a teal dress with gray trim along teh bodice, a white dress with vivid red trim, and a light purple skirt with deep purple detailing, as well as a full, charcoal gray jacket. “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