A Student of the Old Masters

A Student of the Old Masters

Richard Doyle

Steel engraving by an unknown engraver

8¼ x 5¼ inches

W. M. Thackeray, The Newcomes, I, facing 199.

A typical Doyle composition, in which a still figure is juxtaposed with a moving background. The illustration is one of several that privilege the novel's focus on art and the bohemian lifestyle.

Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke.

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