Tailpiece

Tailpiece [The soul of Little Nell ascending]

George Cattermole

3 3/8x 2 7/8 inches

Wood-engraving

Chapter 73, The Old Curiosity Shop. 30 January 1841 in serial publication (seventy-fourth plate in the series).

Like the plate depicting the dead Little Nell at peace, this illustration continues Cattermole's representation of the young girl as a holy figure by borrowing the iconography and composition of the Ascension of Mary. [GPL]

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