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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

2009.4554

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, wearing (from left to right) a black dress with large black bows down the skirt, a simple green dress, a maroon dress, a light gray dress with red detailing at the sleeves, waist and skirt, and a brown dress with lace detailing. “Mme Demorest’s Mirror of Fashions. / 838 Broadway N.Y. / November 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