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Fashion Plate

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...

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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

American, 1866

Object Place

New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

2009.4530

Medium or Technique

Ink and color on paper

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Prints