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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. Four women and a small boy in a light blue suit. The women wear (from left to right) a dress of cream, with pale pink vertical and horizontal stripes along the bib front and bottom, a dress of pale pink and teal, a dress of white with vivid orange detailing, a bright purple dress, and a yellow dress with purple trim above the ruffles. “Mme. Demorest’s Mirror of Fashions. / 473 Broadway N.Y.”


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