Rose Maylie and Oliver — The Church Plate

George Cruikshank, 1792-1878

Part 24, April 1839

Etching on steel

Revised final illustration, The Adventures of Oliver Twist; or, The Parish Boy's Progress (Nov., 1838)

  • Cruikshank’s hand-colored version
  • Dickens, dissatisfied with how Cruikshank originally brought the narrative-pictorial sequence to closure in The Fireside Plate; or, Oliver and His Family, requested that the veteran illustrator redraft it according to his specifications so that Oliver and his aunt, Rose Maylie, would be shown in profile (to accentuate the family likeness) contemplating Agnes's memorial.

    Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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