Mr Save-All and Mr Money-Love

Charles Bennett

1860

Wood engraving; engraved by Joseph Swain

4 x 3½ inches

Illustration for Bunyan’sThe Pilgrim’s Progress, facing p. 126.

Bennett’s take on Avarice: Mr Save-All is well-dressed, having benefitted from his savings, while Mr Money Love loves money as an end in itself and is seedy and ill-dressed, even though he is wealthy. The faces are appropriately hard and unpleasant, though it would be difficult, once again, to decode their moral characters without the caption and the detail of the money-bag.

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