She was a middle-aged woman

She was a middle-aged woman

Artist: William Small (1843-1929)

Illustration of The Law and the Lady: A Novel as serialized in The Graphic 10 (10 October 1884): 349.

Wood engraving

Full text beneath the illustration: “She was a middle-aged woman, with a large experience of the world and its wickedness legibly on her manner and on her face . . . My hair, however, stood in need of some skilled attention. The chambermaid rearranged it, with a ready hand which showed thatshe was no beginner in the art of dressing hair.”

Signed with “S” lower left

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