The Misses Baynes The Misses Baynes by Richard Doyle. 2½ x 3 inches. Wood-engraving by an unidentified engraver [probably Joseph Swain]. W. M. Thackeray, The Newcomes, II, 114. [Click on image to enlarge it.]

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This zoomorphic initial shows Clive's encounter with two of the many dangerous women in the novel. The Misses Baynes are depicted as sirens - and image that matches the representation of Lady Kew as Lady Macbeth.

Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke. [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.]


Thackeray, W.M. The Newcomes, 2 Vols. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1854-55.

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