The Evidence Destroyed

Harry Furniss


13.9 x 9.1 cm framed

Twenty-third​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 289.

Furniss follows George Cruikshank's illustration in the 1838 Bentley's Miscellany (see below) and depicts the mysterious Monks, who is in league with the Bumbles, destroying the evidence of Oliver's birth at an abandoned factory on the river, amidst the pathetic fallacy of a thunder storm [continued below].

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Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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