Tomaso Lorenzo, Court Painter
W. M. Thackeray
Wood engraving, probably by William Linton
11.4 cm high by 5.1 cm wide (4 ½ by 2 inches), vignetted
Eighteenth illustration for Thackeray’s The Rose and The Ring, p. 322.
Thackeray depicts the recently arrived court-painter as youthful, handsome, and somewhat philosophical; in other words, a suitable rival for Prince Giglio in Angelica's affections. Descriptive headlines: "Folks With Whom We're All Acquainted Aren't So Handsome as They're Painted" (322-23).
Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.
[You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the person who scanned the image and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]