Nymphs and Satyrs

  title={Nymphs and Satyrs},
  author={D. Scobey},
  journal={Winterthur Portfolio},
  pages={43 - 66}
  • D. Scobey
  • Published 2002
  • History
  • Winterthur Portfolio
  • In 1882 hotelier Edward Stokes exhibited William Bouguereau's oil painting Nymphs and Satyr in his saloon in New York's elite amusement district. Despite the painting's risqué subject, upper‐class women visited the bar to view the canvas. More generally, these same women began to use “Ladies' Mile,” as the district was called, to experiment with forms of public theatricality and self‐display that were at odds with older ideals of female modesty and self‐discipline. Such experiments were part of… CONTINUE READING
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