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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

2009.4552

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. Two woen and a small boy sit on lavish red chairs on a patio. The woman on the left wears a white dress with lace detaling around the sleeves and skirt; the woman on the right wears a purple dress with a white pleated overskirt. The little boy stands between them on a chair, and wears a gray suit. “Mme Demorest’s Mirror of Fashions. / 838 Broadway N.Y. / July 1869”

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