One way of using skirts that have just come into style, 1856

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Gift of Mrs. Charles C. Bovey, 1924expand_more  P.7,821

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The madness of women's fashion provided Daumier with numerous occasions to make fun of those who followed the vagaries of taste even when it was clearly ridiculous. Here, women make use of their giant hoop skirts to float like hot-air balloons above the city.

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Title
One way of using skirts that have just come into style
Artist Life
1808-1879
Role
Artist
Accession Number
P.7,821
Provenance
Sarah Bernhardt, Paris (until d. 1923; her sale, part 2, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, July 23, 1923, part of 27 albums in no. 723). [Weyhe Gallery, New York, until 1924; sold 27 albums, for $600, to Bovey for MIA]; Mrs. Charles C. Bovey, Minneapolis (1924; gave 27 albums to MIA)
Catalogue Raisonne
L.D. 2759; H-D. 3659
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