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Fashion Plate

American
1868
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

2009.4540

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. On the left, a child, wearing a dress of gray layered over a red shift, stands between two women, one in a light blue dress with teal trim, and the other in brown. Behind them are two women, one in a white dress with a pink apron and the other in a pale purple dress with darker detailing. “Mme. Demorests 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