They are made a derision at Vanity Fair
William Bell Scott
4 3/4 x 3 3/16 inches
Illustration for Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress, facing p. 122.
Scott's monogram appears at lower right
The inhabitants of Vanity Fair include the courtier with collar ruff and sword at center, the old man wearing a monk's cassock behind him, and someone in what looks like a circus costume at left. The presence of the near-naked man in a barrel may imply a rejection of Diogenes and stoicism.
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