My Lockdown Life: Day 461

Figures from Percy Tarrant's illustration "She Views, With Much Apparent Satisfaction, Our Double Reflection in the Mirror" (1891) (p. 5) from "A Sharp Experience" by Kate Eyre in Cassell's Family Paper on The Queen's Walk near Tower Bridge, Southwark, London

COLLAGE SOURCE(S)

Percy Terrant’s “She Regarded, With Much Apparent Satisfaction, Our Double Reflection in the Mirror” (1891) from Kate Eyre’s “A Sharp Experience” on page 5 of Cassell’s Family Paper (hand coloured)(personal photo of London Library copy)

Gold frame from “Elijah and the Widow’s Son” via Birmingham Museums Trust (1912P23)(CC0)

PHOTO LOCATION

The Queen’s Walk near Tower Bridge, Southwark, London

THOUGHTS

This Tarrant illustration immediately reminded me of a photograph of Fanny and Stella from the late 1860s, particularly the arm around the waist and the tilt of the shorter figure’s head.

Published by annmhale

Ann M. Hale is a London-based freelance editor, writer, and independent scholar.

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