Miss Swartz rehearsing for the Drawing Room

Miss Swartz rehearsing for the Drawing Room

William Makepeace Thackeray

Wood engraving

c.1861

Illustration for for Chapter 21, Thackeray's Vanity Fair

"Her bejewelled hands lays sprawling in her amber satin lap. Her tags and ear-rings twinkled, and her big eyes rolled about. She was doing nothing with perfect contentment, and thinking herself charming. Anything so becoming as the satin the sisters had never seen."

Image scanned by Gerald Ajam and captions by Tiaw Kay Siang and Sabrina Lim.

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