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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

2009.4547

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. Five women stand in a parlor; the silhouettes of dining men are apparent around a curtain. The women wear, from left to right, a cobalt blue dress and a headband of red and white flowers, a black dress and jacket with fur detailing, a teal dress with white buttons and tassles, a white dress with lace and bead deailing (nuances of red), and a gray and white checker-boarded dress with blue trim and a large bow fastened at the back. “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