The work is based on the story of Burd Helen, a tragic heroine from Scottish balladry, who dressed as a boy page to follow her cruel lover on foot while he rode on horseback. After bearing him a child, she was finally acknowledged by him and they married. Here she is shown secretly doffing her female attire and cutting her long hair, in preparation for her journey. Within a few years of the exhibition, modern female art students were cutting their hair in "page boy" style.
beautiful story so I don't understand why all women characters in tails ¡have to sacrifice something to reach her love, that's good but sometimes it should be changed.m10m
Lovely piece of work!
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