“Female curiosity”

“Cartoon showing a woman in her bedchamber with her maidservant; the woman, with her nightdress hiked up above her waist, braces herself against the bed with one knee while adjusting an enormous wig over her bare buttocks; the maidservant holds a mirror showing the woman’s backside view for her to admire. On a table in the background is a bust, combs, and a brush for the wig; in the foreground, a cat with arched back hisses at the reflection in the mirror and a dog, its head hidden from view, investigates the woman’s corset lying on the floor.”

Found at the Library of Congress collection of digital images. The servant’s expression is actually the weirdest thing here.

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