Over the Sea
12.6 high x 9.4 cm
Twelfth full-page Illustration for Dickens's A Christmas Carol in Prose: being a ghost story of Christmas in the Ticknor and Fields (Boston), 1869, Diamond Edition.
Amidst the loneliness of the ocean on a moonlit night in late December, a mariner in a sou'wester pulls at the tiller with both hands. This moment in the text occurs just after the Spirit of Christmas Present has shown Scrooge how Cornish miners, despite the grimness and dangers of their workplace, comprehend the true spirit of Christmas. [Continued below]
Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.
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