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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

2009.4544

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 converse in a patio or garden. They wear, from left to right, a pumpkin colored dress with small black dots, a white ruched dress with bright yellow ribbon, a long pink dress with flowers attached at the waist and a green dress with a white apron. “Mme Demorest’s Mirror of Fashions. / 473 Broadway N.Y.”

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