The Line of Beauty.

The Line of Beauty

George Du Maurier


Wood engraving

Punch (6 December 1879): 262

Athletic. "Don't you Bicycle?"

Æsthetic. "Er-no. It develops the Calves of the Legs so! Nakes 'em stick out, you know! Positive Deformity!!"

The phrase "The line of beauty" refers to William Hogarth's notion of the ideal shape or curve.

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