Sol Eytinge, Jr.
Dickens's The Adventures of Oliver Twist, also, Pictures from Italy, and American Notes for General Circulation Diamond Edition)
The other illustrators have depicted Oliver's "step-father," the criminal mastermind Fagin, in more positive lights. Ultimately, Cruikshank shows him overwhelmed by his plight in condemned cell in Newgate Prison. However, with a scheme that permitted him buit one likeness of the underworld figure, Eytinge elected to show him as he first appears to Oliver when the boy arrives in London accompanied by the Artful Dodger.
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