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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 in a lavish room, wearing (from left to right) a gold evening dress with black detailing, a blue dress with bell sleeves and elaborate trim of white stripes and fringe, a black dress with a scoop neck over a high-necked white blouse, a gray dress with white and red detailing, and a turquoise dress with a teal bow and trim. “Mme. Demorest’s 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