The Old Child in Her Gentle Slumber

[The Child in Her Gentle Slumber] by George Cattermole. "Alone in the midst of all this lumber and decay and ugly age, the beautiful child lay asleep, smiling through her light and sunny dreams." Wood engraving, 3 1/8 x 4 ½ inches. — Chapter 1, The Old Curiosity Shop. Date of original serial publication: 25 April 1840 (second plate in the series).

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Dickens, Charles. The Old Curiosity Shop in Master Humphrey's Clock. 3 vols. London: Chapman and Hall, 1840. I, 46.

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