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Fashion Plate

American
1871
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

2009.4565

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. One woman, wearing a dress of light pink with white ruffles and black lace, looks into a mirror, while the other, wearing a pale purple dress with numerous tiers and ruffles, is distracted from her book. “Mme. Demorests Mirror of Fashions. / 838 Broadway N.Y. / July 1871”

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