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Fashion Plate

American
1870s
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

2009.4578

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, one wearing a fur lined cape over a cobalt blue skirt, the other wearing a long black jacket over a brown skirt with a blue and white striped ribbon, look down a frozen street. “Designed and Engraved Expressly for / Demorest’s Monthly Magazine.”

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