Master Bates explains a professional technicality

George Cruikshank, 1792-1878

Part 9, December 1837

Etching on steel

Ninth monthly illustration, The Adventures of Oliver Twist; or, The Parish Boy's Progress

  • Cruikshank’s hand-colored version
  • Oliver, back in his old rags again (for Fagin has retrieved them from a second-hand clothing shop) is shining the Dodger's boots as Charley enacts a public hanging with such detail that it is evident he has seen one.

    Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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