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Baroque frame, long-haired synthetic fur, wadding, steel conical studs, leather straps
57 x 85 x 11 cm
MADELEINE SMITH, Great Britain 1857 Madeleine Smith is the daughter of a wealthy architect, she could get a nice party in marriage, but she dreams of great love, romance, passion. She binds to a man her family does not accept, she lives an intimate story with him. The adversities they have to overcome in order to meet in secret only seem to cloak this love with romantic expectations. When she finally meets the ideal party that asks for her as a wife, the lover has now become just an obstacle. Madeleine buys arsenic to heal her skin, she says, as it was suggested in all women's magazines of the time, and the lover dies in terrible pain. She is acquitted and married twice, both husbands apparently die of illness. The Scotshman calls her, with good reason, the luckiest of criminals, or the most unfortunate of women.