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Fashion Plate

Published by Mme. Demorest's Mirror of Fashions (American, 1866–1877)

Object Place: New York, New York, United States


Overall: 31.8 x 22.9 cm (12 1/2 x 9 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ink and color on paper

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings



Fashion plate illustrating nineteenth century women’s fashion. Four society women step off the terrace of what appears to be an outdoor party. They wear, from left to right, a white dress with vivid pink detailing, including a thick sash, a white dress with thin gray stripes, a purple dress with black dots on teh sleeves and front, and a white dress with light green trim. “Mme Demorest’s Mirror of Fashions. / 473 Broadway N.Y.”


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