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Madame Giradelli | The celebrated fireproof woman 

Madame Giradelli | The celebrated fireproof woman 

Madame Giradelli | The celebrated fireproof woman 

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).


REFERENCE:

Jay, LP&FW 258-261

Condition as described in catalogue entry.


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