Miss Gwilt and the Gorgons

George Housman Thomas, 1824-1868

Engraved by William Luson Thomas (Thomas's brother)


From Wilkie Collins's novel Armadale, Vol. II, facing p.130

Source: the 1866 Smith, Elder edition, uploaded to the Internet Archive by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Two ugly and obviously disapproving older women have come to call on Miss Gwilt in her new lodgings, not stopping long enough to take off their bonnets and shawls. This might not seem like an important encounter, but it is; G. H. Thomas has illustrated it for a reason. [continued below]

Caption and commentary by Jacqueline Banerjee.

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