The Dead Pit

Frederick Shields

1863

Wood engraving by Joseph Swain

4½ x 3¼ inches

Illustration for Daniel Defoe’sHistory of the Plague of London, 1665, facing p.64 .

Another dynamic and hard-hitting design which stresses the visceral ugliness of the scene.

[Click on image to enlarge it, and mouse over text to find links.]

Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke.

[You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the person who scanned the image and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]