Oliver and Little Dick
Sol Eytinge, Jr.
Dickens's The Adventures of Oliver Twist, also, Pictures from Italy, and American Notes for General Circulation Diamond Edition)
Although other illustrators have depicted Oliver as an underfed, sensitive child in the workhouse, Eytinge's treatment includes Oliver's only friend, a fellow sufferer of the parish charity system at Mrs, Mann;s baby-farm (the stage which precedes the workhouse). Here, Oliver stops to say good-bye to his friend and admirer as Oliver runs off to London to escape from the Sowerberries. Leaving behind Little Dick is Oliver's only regret.
Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.
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