Wood engraving by Joseph Swain
7 x 4¼ inches
W. M. Thackeray,Philip, serialized in The Cornhill Magazine, 4 (July 1861): facing 1.
A typical scene which reveals Walker’s emphasis on close-knit domestic groups, significant gazing and highly-nuanced gestures. Philip’s uncertainty, toying with his hat and looking vacantly in front of him, is consistently shown throughout the series; Pen looks on worriedly and the children try to cheer him up.
Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke.
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