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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. The plate depicts five women, two of which are in ornate bridal gowns and translucent veils. The women not in gowns (on the far left, middle, and far right) wear a gray dress with gold detailing and pleated fringe, a brown dress with black and red vertical detailling, and a pink dress with black lace. “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