Hand coloured wood engraving, probably by William Linton
5¾ x 4½ inches
Illustration for Thackeray’s Mrs Perkins’s Ball, facing p.21.
Another satirical comment on womanhood – this time in the form of mockery of an unwanted middle-aged spinster, who would ‘marry if anybody asked her’ (p.21).
Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke.
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