Upstairs and Downstairs
Wood engraving by an unknown engraver [probably Joseph Swain]
3½ x 2 inches
W. M. Thackeray, The Newcomes, I, 161.
Clive's poverty as a painter is contrasted with the vanity of the social elite - a notion of class exemplified in the ancient metaphor of above and below.
Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke.
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