Margaret and Richard

Harry Furniss

1910

13.5 x 9 cm vignetted

Fourth illustration for The Chimes in Christmas Books, Charles Dickens Library Edition (1910), vol. 8, facing page 144.

Although the story is firmly situated in the Hungry Forties, the figures in this wood-engraving are markedly fin de siecle in style since Furniss conceives of the young couple in terms of the illustrations in such modern magazines as The English Illustrated Magazine. [Commentary continued below.]

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Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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