The Cyprian’s Ball

George Cruikshank was an illustrator in England during the 1800’s. He is most noted as illustrator for his friend Charles Dickens. Here, he depicts the Cyprian’s Ball at the Argyle Rooms – an annual event thrown by regency era courtesan Harriette Wilson – where the evening would, in her words, “begin in waltz and devolve into the most delightful debauchery”.
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About frankyvivid

Franky Vivid is a poet and burlesque producer from Chicago. He is married to burlesque star Michelle L’amour, with whom he co-founded the international literary salon Naked Girls Reading in 2009. For four years he was the curator of the Everleigh Social Club in Chicago, an experiment in using Cyprianism to inform the operation of a private arts club. Vivid is a Freemasonic Knight Templar and founder of Paradise Garden #7. For more on Cyprianism and a continuing discussion about elements of The Seed and its underlying Philosophy and Practice, visit him at www.cyprianism.com.
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