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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

2009.4560

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 scold a small girl, as another pair stand, their backs facing the in the background. From left to right, the women wear a green ruffled dress, a light brown dress with orange trim, a blue and white tiered dress and a black dress with fringe trim. The little girl wears a powder blue dress with red trim. “Mme. Demorests Mirror of Fashions. / 838 Broadway N.Y. / November 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