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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

2009.4541

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. Four women stand behind a small boy in a black suit, playing with little red figurines. The women wear, from left to right, a powder blue dress with white and blue stripes on the underskirt , a pale yellow dress with white ruched trim, a deep eggplant dress, and a blue dress with horizontal white stripes on the front. “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