The German Peasant Maiden
Hand coloured wood engraving, probably by William Linton
5½ x 4 inches
Illustration for Thackeray’s The Kickleburys on the Rhine, facing p.65.
Thackeray’s ironic take on the beauty of the natives. The illustration is placed in counterpoint to the text, which eulogizes the appeal of the innocent rustics of Germany.
Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke.
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