Pictorial title-page

W.M. Thackeray


Steel-plate etching; Thackeray may have done the ‘biting’ himself.

4½ x 3¼ inches

Illustration for Thackeray’s Vanity Fair, p.592.

The emblematic clown, who looks in a broken mirror and sees only distorted versions of reality.

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.]