This portrait of Lady Ibicella, the renowned French humiliatrix, depicts a classroom in which her pupil is attempting to write some French sentences on the blackboard. Obviously he is not a very clever pupil because he wears a “bonnet d’âne” (donkey cap) on his head. This is the French equivalent of the Dunce’s cap previously used in English schools.
Lady Ibicella is here dressed simply but elegantly, headmistress of her own École Ibicella.
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