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Fashion Plate

Published by Mme. Demorest's Mirror of Fashions (American, 1866–1877)

Object Place: New York, New York, United States


Overall: 31.8 x 22.9 cm (12 1/2 x 9 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ink and color on paper

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings



Fashion plate illustrating nineteenth century women’s fashion. Five women and one child, the three on the right look through heavy curtains at what appears to be a party. The women wear, from left to right, a deep purple dress with geometric black trim, a full gray skirt with a red corset and white blouse, a white dress with subtle floral trim in light blue, a plaid dress with yellow, red, light blue and white, and a teal dress with thick light green stripes towards the bottom. “Mme. Demorests Mirror of Fashions. / 473 Broadway NY”


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