Caught at Last. Serve Him Right.The punishment awarded by the ladies, to the artist who made those impertinent drawings about Crinoline!
Hand coloured lithograph. Sheet size: 280 x 375mm (11 x 14¾"). Scarce. Glued to backing sheet.
A satire depicting a man trapped under a large Crinoline by five women, each taunting him. Crinoline was a stiff fabric which first appeared around 1830, but by 1850 the term had come to mean a stiffened petticoat or rigid skirt-shaped structure of steel, designed to support the skirts of a woman’s dress in the required shape. The crinoline was the subject of much ridicule and satire, particularly in Punch magazine. Dress reformers did not like it either — they seized upon the cage aspect of the crinoline and claimed that it effectively imprisoned women.
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