George Walford: Domination

Thackeray had doubtless no intention of illustrating ideological theory, and for all we know he may have been unfair to Louis XIV, but his drawing does bring out the way in which ideological function (in this case that of domination) overrides personal qualities.

W. M. Thackeray - Ludovicus Rex

from Ideological Commentary 59, February 1993.