Mr. Boffin does the Honours of the Nursery

Mr. Boffin does the Honours of the Nursery Door

Marcus Stone

Wood engraving by Dalziel

14.8 cm high x 9.3 cm wide, vignetted (facing p. 674).

Stone's illustration for Book 4, "A Turning," Chapter 13, "Showing How the Golden Dustman Helped to Scatter Dust," appeared in the November, 1865, instalment.

The scene captured in the thirty-ninth illustration is established during the thirteenth chapter of the fourth book by Bella's taking possession of the nursery for Baby Bella ("aloft on an upper floor was a nursery garnished as with rainbows") in the old Harmon mansion after the surprise revelation of her husband's true identity and financial status.

[See below for commentary and passage illustrated.]

Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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