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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

2009.4553

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 women turn their heads to look over the patio at an aquatic scene. The woman on the left wears a heavy black dress and ornate hat, while the woman on the right wears a red mantelet over a white tiered skirt. “Mme Demorest’s Mirror of Fashions. / 838 Broadway N.Y. / August 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