School for Sirens
Asper, Sweetbriars, Surley, June 1860
Gender, Education, Physiology, Display
Attacks plans to build a 'Female School of Art and Design' at the South Kensington Museum, not least because the author thinks that women are 'sufficiently artful and designing by nature'. Speculating on the artefacts likely to be displayed at the proposed school, questions 'whether the show of attractive apparatus and machinery will include hoops and crinoline, in which ridiculous incumbrances those incrementitious adjuncts to natural grace and symmetry have culminated'.
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