Our Pew at Church

"Our Pew at Church"

Phiz (Hablot K. Browne)

May 1849

Steel etching

This is the initial monthly illustration for Dickens's David Copperfield, ch. 2, "I Observe."

Source: Centenary Edition, facing page 18.

All forty Phiz plates were etched in duplicate, as was the case with Dombey and Son, the duplicates differing only slightly from the originals. Phiz contributed forty etchings and the "lie of every man" wrapper design.

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Image scan and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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