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Mark's Crinoline Sketches - Chimney Sweep Admires Leg Sighting Beneath Crinoline. S. Marks & Sons.London .1850s
Mark's Crinoline Sketches - Chimney Sweep  Admires Leg Sighting Beneath Crinoline. S. Marks & Sons.London .1850s


 
Price: $250.00

Product Code: 28007527

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Title caption reads Honi soit qui mal y pense (Shame on him who thinks ill of it”.) (Motto of the Order of the Garter). A hand colored lithograph depicting a woman tying her shoe causing her crinoline to rise and expose her other leg.  A nearby chimney sweep quips "Oh Gemini there's a leg! how they show those things, 'of airy lightness, and don't the wells' like to see them that's all!".  Reverse is blank.  Measures 10"  x 7". No OCLC or other online reference (August 2018). The crinoline, an oft mocked undergarment became a subject matter portrayed by S. Marks & Sons in the same manner as the vinegar valentine.