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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

2009.4574

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, their backs facing us, look out over a an iron-wrought balcony. The one on the left wears a white dress with pink detailling and a plethora of ruffles; the one on the right wears a gray and black striped dress. “Designed and Engraved Expressly for / Demorest’s Monthly Magazine. / June 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