Leaving the Morgue

George Pinwell

1868

12.4 x 8.7 cm framed

Dickens's The Uncommercial Traveller, Illustrated Library Edition, facing page 76.

Whereas the four "W. M." Illustrations — which Frederic G. Kitton attributed to Marcus Stone — for the Illustrated Library Edition are mediocre at best, despite their having been engraved by the Dalziels, the four wood-engravings by George Pinwell reveal his customary sensitivity towards his subjects, to graph personal relations, and to model his figures effectively. [Commentary continued below.]

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