Upstairs and Downstairs

Upstairs and Downstairs

Richard Doyle

Wood engraving by an unknown engraver [probably Joseph Swain]

3½ x 2 inches

W. M. Thackeray, The Newcomes, I, 161.

Clive's poverty as a painter is contrasted with the vanity of the social elite - a notion of class exemplified in the ancient metaphor of above and below.

Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke.

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