Eustace and Uncle Dan
Wood engraving by W. Thomas.
7¼ x 5½ inches
An illustration for M.E. Braddon’s Dead-Sea Fruit serialized in Belgravia 3 (August 1867): 131.
A typical example of Huard’s sensational illustrations, giving vivid, melodramatic form to Braddon’s novel. His designs usually consist of congested tableaux in which the characters attitudinize towards each other and there is particular emphasis on hand gestures and intent gazing.
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Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke.
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