The Ricky Jay Collection

The Ricky Jay Collection

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Madame Giradelli | The celebrated fireproof woman 

Auction Closed

October 28, 08:54 PM GMT


1,000 - 1,500 USD

Lot Details


Madame Giradelli

The Celebrated Fire Proof Female. London: W. Fores, [1818]

Etching (362 x 245 mm). Handcolored; old folds, marginal browning and chipping. 

Renowned for "passing a lighted candle under her arms, dropping sealing wax on her tongue, and cooking eggs 'fit for eating' while holding boiling oil in her hands" (Jay 259).


Jay, LP&FW 258-261