Year: 1899

Description: Commissioned for Le Figaro and published on the eve of the Twentieth Century, this color ink drawing depicts trepidly changing times. The Nineteenth Century is bundled in an old frock coat and shows concern for the direction of things. She says, "My poor girl, I told you to get rid of those things." The Twentieth Century responds, "Oh, I'm only thinking about the Exposition." She refers to the Exposition Universelle, the 1900 World's Fair. Fashion and attitudes are changing but she still needs an large special event to cover her genuine attitude.

Provenance: Le Figaro

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