The Last of the Spirits

Harry Furniss


14.4 x 9.3 cm framed

Eighth and final illustration for A Christmas Carol in The Christmas Books, Charles Dickens Library Edition (1910), vol. 8, facing page 64.

This india-ink and wash drawing transformed into a lithograph again shows the pervasive influence of John Leech's original series of illustrations for the novella, for Furniss has borrowed even the title. [Commentary continued below.]

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Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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