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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

2009.4549

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. 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.”

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