"The Dodger's Toilet"

Harry Furniss


13.9 x 9.2 cm vignetted

Twelfth illustration for The Adventures of Oliver Twist in Oliver Twist and A Child's History of England, Charles Dickens Library Edition (1910), vol. 3, facing p.​ 128.

Dickens's original illustrator, George Cruikshank responded to Dickens's November 1837 suggestion for an illustration with Master Bates Explains a Professional Technicality, dealing with Oliver's being re-indoctrinated into Fagin's criminal ethos through the companionship of the hardened thieves Charles Bates and Jack Dawkins ("The Artful Dodger") in Part 9, December 1837, in Bentley's Miscellany. [Click on illustration to enlarge it.]

Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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