Jos came creaking and puffing up the final stairs

W.M. Thackeray

1848

Wood engraving, probably by Joseph Swain

4½ x 3¼ inches

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

A typical piece of burlesque in which the emphasis is on situational comedy.

Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke.

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