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



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.

One way of using skirts that have just come into style
Artist Life
Accession Number
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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