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Fashion Plate

American
1872
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

2009.4569

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 stand on an outdoor patio. The one on the left wears a dark blue skirt and jacket combination, with a matching hat, white vest and red sash. The other, with her back facing the viewer, wears a white dress with black pinstripes. “Mme. Demorests Mirror of Fashions. / 838 Broadway N.Y. / May 1872”

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