We sometimes venture to consider her rather a fine
figure, sir.

"We sometimes venture to consider her rather a fine figure, sir. Speaking as an artist, I may perhaps be permitted to suggest, that its outline is graceful and correct." (1870s) Illustration by Fred Barnard for Dickens's Martin Chuzzlewit (Chapter X), page 81. [Mr. Pecksniff unctuously extols the beauty of his younger daughter, Mercy, as he introduces Old Martin to his girls.] 10.7 cm x 13.7 cm. Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham. [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.]

References

Dickens, Charles. The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit, with 59 illustrations by Fred Barnard. Household Edition. London: Chapman and Hall, 1871-1880. The copy of the Household Edition from which this picture was scanned was the gift of George Gorniak, Editor of The Dickens Magazine, whose subject for the fifth series, beginning in January 2008, was this novel.


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