Jos performs a Polonaise

Jos performs a Polonaise

William Makepeace Thackeray

Wood engraving

c.1861

Illustration for Chapter 63, Thackeray's Vanity Fair:

Emmy, in a pink crape "walked a Polonaise with Major Dobbin at a Courtball, in which easy dance Mr. Jos had the honour of leading out the Countess of Schlüsselback, an old lady with a hump back, but with sixteen good quarters of nobility, and related to half the royal houses of Germany."

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

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