An Elephant for Sale

An Elephant for Sale

William Makepeace Thackeray

Wood engraving

c.1861

Illustration for for Chapter 17, Thackeray's Vanity Fair

"No. 369," roared Mr. Hammerdown. "Portrait of a gentleman on an elephant. Who'll bid for the gentleman on the elephant? Lift up the picture, Blowman, and let the company examine this lot."

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