The Line of Beauty.

The Line of Beauty

George Du Maurier

1879

Wood engraving

Punch (6 December 1879): 262

Athletic. “Don't you Bicycle?”

Æsthetic. “Er-no. It developes the Calves of the Legs so! Nakes 'em srick out, you kmnow! Positive Deformity!!”.

The phrase “The line of beauty” refers to William Hogarth's notion of idea shape or curve.

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