Monks and Fagin watching Oliver sleep

Harry Furniss


14 x 9.1 cm vignetted

Twenty-first 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 256.

Like Cruikshank's version of this scene published seventy years earlier (see below), this illustration depicts a mysterious gentleman and his hideous confederate, Fagin, watching while Oliver dozes over his books [continued below].

Click on illustration to enlarge it.

Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

[You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]