Courtly love

Courtly love

Richard Doyle

Wood engraving by an unknown engraver [probably Joseph Swain]

3 x 2½inches

W. M. Thackeray, The Newcomes, I, 289.

Clive's love for Ethel is symbolized by the figure of knight paying devotional homage to his Lady; however, Ethel's indifference is visualized in terms of her greater affection for her kestel - which she can control.

Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke.

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