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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

2009.4571

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 engage in earnest discussion. The one on the left wears a fringed cape of forest green over a lime green skirt, while the other wears a pink bow in her hair and a white dress with tiers of pleating. “Mme. Demorests Mirror of Fashions. / 838 Broadway N.Y. / September 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