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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. Two women, wearing, from left to right, a pale blue dress with red detailing in various linear patterns and a full orange skirt with a long, black top and orange peeking through the sleeves, look on as as little girl reads music. Three women towards the right, wearing purple, pink and white with green trim, look out of the composition. “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