Barnaby and His Mother
Wood engraving, approximately 10 cm high by 7.5 cm wide (framed)
Frontispiece for Dickens's Barnaby Rudge in the single volume Barnaby Rudge and Hard Times in the Ticknor & Fields (Boston, 1867) Diamond Edition.
In this first full-page dual character study for the first novel in the compact American publication, a whimsically dressed, blithe Barnaby, as always carrying his tame raven in a basket on his back, contrasts his plainly dressed, apprehensive mother. [Continued below]
Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.
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