They were the most mortifying sight

Artist: Thomas Morten (1836-66)

Engraver: W.J.Linton

1865

Wood engraving

7½ x 5½ inches.

Illustration for Book III of Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, p.263

Morten depicts the eternal but grotesque struldbrugs in Laputa — Swift's Christian response to any desire for eternal non-spiritual life.

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