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Fashion Plate

American
1870
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

2009.4556

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. Three women, wearing (from left to right), a light rown dress with pleating and bows down the back, as well as a tiered underskirt with lace, a red dress with white detailing and a lace collar, and a purple dress with tiers of pleating and bows, are depicted. “Mme Demorest’s Mirror of Fashions. / 838 Broadway NY / January 1870”

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