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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

2009.4555

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. Four women and a small girl, wearing a plaid dress with a large black sash, are depicted. The women wear (from left to right) a brown dress with fringe and pleats, a cobalt blue dress with heavy black bows and trim, a red dress with black lace and a red and white striped underskirt, and a gray dress with a subdued brown underskirt. “Mme Demorest’s Mirror of Fashions. / 838 Broadway N.Y. / December 1869” *

* “838 Broadway N.Y. / December 1869” have faded almost beyond recognition

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