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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

2009.4539

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. 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”

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