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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

2009.4557

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 are depicted, wearing (from left to right), an ornate dress of varying shades of green and yellow, a red mantelet with a blue sash and blue and white striped skirt, and a gray dress with powder blue trim along the many tiers. “Mme Demorest’s Mirror of Fashions. / 838 Broadway NY / May 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