Trotty Veck's Dinner

Harry Furniss


13.1 x 9 cm vignetted

First illustration for The Chimes, A Goblin Story of Some Bells That Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year In in The Christmas Books, Charles Dickens Library Edition (1910), vol. 8, facing page 79.

This india-ink and wash drawing transformed into a wood-engraving does not betray much influence of earlier illustrations, namely those by John Leech and his collaborators in 1844 or those of the illustrators of the Household Edition (E. A. Abbey and Fred Barnard). [Commentary continued below.]

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Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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