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Fashion Plate

American
1875
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

2009.4577

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. One woman, right, wearing a purple dress with a large bow on the back, looks over a stone banister at a lake while the other, left, wearing a checker-board dress with tassles and ruffles, turns toward the viewer. “Designed and Engraved Expressly for / Demorest’s Monthly Magazine. / July 1875”

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