A List of the Illustrations for Dickens's "A Holiday Romance" by various artists


The nine plates for A Holiday Romance appeared in four parts in Our Young Folks, An Illustrated Magazine For Boys and Girls, Vol. IV, Nos. 1-5 (January through May, 1868). These plates are of two distinct types and sizes: John Gilbert's facing plates which begin each number of the magazine, and Sol Eytinge's and G. G. White's integrated plates that have been dropped into the first page of text, as were the illustrations for the Christmas Book The Chimes in 1844. The second type invariably occurs on the first page of an instalment, although the events it describes are several pages later.

Plate Number Date SizeSubject
One January 1868 8" x 5" "Charles Dickens: Author of LITTLE NELL, PAUL DOMBEY AND POOR JO and writer of "A Holiday Romance" for OUR YOUNG FOLKS." (facing p. 1)
Two January 1868 1.5" x 3.5" Tinkling and Redforth in ambush (p. 1)
Three January 1868 8" x 5" "Redforth and the Pirate Colonel" Drawn by John Gilbert.] [See A Holiday Romancepage 2 (facing p. 16).
FourMarch 1868 1.5" x 3.5" Princess Alicia (p. [12]9)
Five March 1868 8" x 5" "The Princess Alicia." Drawn by John Gilbert.] [See A Holiday Romance, page 133 (facing p. 133)
Six April 1868 8" x 5" "The Pirate Colonel and His Captive." Drawn by John Gilbert.] [See A Holiday Romance, page 196 (facing p. 193).
Seven April 1868 1.5" x 3.5" Captain Boldheart and a whale (p. 13 [193])
Eight May 1868 8" x 5" "The Obstinate Boys." Drawn by John Gilbert.] [See A Holiday Romance, page 261 (facing p. 17 [257]).
Nine May 1868 1.5" x 3.5" The two girls and wilful adults (p. 17 257])

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