Pictorial title-page

W.M. Thackeray

1848

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.

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