Ivanhoe in Disguise

Ivanhoe in Disguise

Richard Doyle

Hand-coloured wood engraving by the Dalziels

4¾ x 3½ inches

Titmarsh, M. A. [W. M. Thackeray],Rebecca and Rowena, facing 54.

The medieval privileged classes at home, who seem, pointedly, no different from the bourgeois readers of 1849 as they pursue the book by the fireside. The figure of Athelstane is recognizably a satirical type of the mid-Victorian period.

Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke.

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