Highland Stag

Highland Stage by Richard Doyle. 2 x 3 inches. Wood-engraving by an unidentified engraver [probably Joseph Swain]. Doyle probably parodies, or at least alludes to, Sir Edwin Landseer’s famous The Monarch of the Glen (1851). W. M. Thackeray,The Newcomes, II, 321. Clive's struggle to establish himself in a difficult world is represented by this image of the heroic stage. [Click on image to enlarge it.]

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.

Created 1 April 2017