May 23, 2013

Juliette Lotty (fl. late 19th/early 20th Century), French poses plastique artist billed as a ‘Modern Venus,’ ‘an exponent of the artistic in posing’
All but the centre photograph shows Mdlle. Lotty in a flesh-coloured body stocking. The publisher has overcome the suggestion of total nudity by ordering his blockmaker to add a diaphanous costume to the lady’s figure. (photos: unknown, circa 1900; Up To Date, London, 5 January 1901, p.8)

For further information, see Anita Callaway, Visual Ephemera: Theatrical Art in Nineteenth-Century Australia, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, 2000, pp.63-66.


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