Mrs. Bumble turns Mr. Bumble out

Harry Furniss


13.9 x 8.9 cm vignetted

Twenty-second 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. 272.

Once again, Furniss has based an illustration in his 1910 sequence on a steel engraving by Dickens's original illustrator, George Cruikshank. Like Cruikshank's illustration, this one depicts Mrs. Bumble's utilising the women in the workhouse to get the better of her new husband, who cowers before her. [Click on illustration to enlarge it.]

Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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