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A scene from Tristram Shandy

Tristram's father (lighting his pipe), Uncle Toby (with crutch and pipe), while Dr. Slop sleeps and Corporal Trim reads. One of my favorite scenes from The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne. By illustrator William Hogarth (London, 1760).

Uncle Toby

And here is a portrait of Uncle Toby in calm repose, by illustrator Darley (first name unknown, Philadelphia, 1848)