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Fashion Plate

American
1869
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

2009.4550

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 room with birdcage. They wear, from left to right, a pink dress with white lace detailing and short sleeves, a white dress with a green striped underskirt, green bows and a lace collar, a white dress with a tiered blue underskirt and large blue bow tied at the waist, a simple gray dress, and a maroon dress with a turquoise tie at the collar. “Mme Demorest’s Mirror of Fashions. / 473 Broadway N.Y. / January”

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