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Fashion Plate

Fashion plate illustrating nineteenth century women's fashion. The plate depicts five women, wearing (from left to right) a black dress with large black bows down the skirt, a simple green dress, a maroon dress, a light gray dress with red detailing at the sleeves, waist and skirt, and a brown...

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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, 1869

Object Place

New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

2009.4554

Medium or Technique

Ink and color on paper

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Prints