Shadows

Shadow

Phiz (Hablot K. Browne)

1853

Dark plate etching

12.7 high x 8.8 cm wide

"Lady Dedlock sweeps upstairs alone. She goes up the steps the old man came down to his grave; past murderous groups of statuary, repeated with their shady weapons on the wall; past the printed bill, which she looks at going by." — Dickens's Bleak House, ch. 53

Source: Hamerton, p, 392, and Steig, plate 90

Image scan and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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