Mr Ranville Ranville
Hand coloured wood engraving, probably by William Linton
5¾ x 4½ inches
Illustration for Thackeray’s Mrs Perkins’s Ball, facing p.27.
A dry old bachelor to match Miss Meggot. Thackeray’s judgement is unambiguous: ‘he would rather die than commit himself’ and ‘has gruel for brains’ (p.27).
Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke.
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