Rose and Nancy

Harry Furniss


14 x 9.4 cm vignetted

Twenty-fifth 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. 304.

Dickens's original illustrator, George Cruikshank in the November 1838 number of Bentley's Miscellany provided another comic scene, in which Fagin enlists the recently arrived Noah Claypole, whereas Harry Furniss follows up the change in Nancy's character in which the girl of the streets breaks down in her interview with Rose Maylie regarding the Monks-Fagin plot against Oliver. ​[Click on illustration to enlarge it.]

Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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