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Fashion Plate

American
1873
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

2009.4572

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, the one on the left wearing a white cape with a pink design over a pink skirt with white ruffles, and the one on the right wearing a lilac evening gown with white lace, lilac pleating and bows, stand in a drawing room. “Mme. Demorests Mirror of Fashions. / 838 Broadway N.Y. / February 1873”

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