Yes, she has gone off with two gentlemen

Yes, she has gone off with two gentlemen

William Mulready

Wood engraving, cut by John Thompson

3½ x 3 inches

Oliver Goldsmith, The Vicar of Wakefield, 106.

This illustration shows the moment when Livy elopes – or is abducted. Mulready dramatizes her uncertainty in the form of her gestures, with her brother Dick pulling on her dress.

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Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke.

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