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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 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”


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