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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

2009.4573

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 are depicted; the one on the left wears a charcoal gray cape over a blue skirt with a ruffled bottom, as well as a hat of the same color, while the one on the right wears the same outfit in variations of brown and tan. “Mme. Demorests Mirror of Fashions. / 838 Broadway N.Y. / March 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