A Woman's World Anonymous French albumen print circa 1870s depicting a still life with small book, fancy candle holder, small watch, basket with lace cloth, and statuette of a dancing Maenad. Oval format print mounted on period board. Print size 4.25 x 5.25 inches (11x14 cm). Price: $250.
What startles somewhat is the dancing Maenad at center of the composition, beating a small hand drum as she glides along on the tips of her feet. Perhaps she is intended as a decoding or revelation of the spirit which lies behind the lacework, sewing basket, and small volume of sentimental verses.