This plate from Georges Pichard’s Marie Gabrielle was astounding to PD. It illustrated an extremely imaginative device for confinement. It was an enclosure that still allowed the head, feet and hands to be displayed. The piece conveyed layers of possible erotic play. We have isolation, sitting in your own waste, foot torture, and of course feeding and other activities for the head.

The drama within these cartoons is masterfully rendered. As our subject is lead down the stairs she can see the girl she is about to replace with an expression of lunacy — abandoned as she was for many days.