Oliver recovering from fever

George Cruikshank, 1792-1878

1846 (originally August 1837)

Etching on steel

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

  • Cruikshank’s hand-colored version
  • Weeks after his release from detention and the sentence of three months' hard labour after the bookstall owner's testimony has exonerated him, Oliver, weak but recovered from the fever, awakens at Mr. Brownlow's home in Pentonville, north London. Carried downstairs to the room of the kindly housekeeper, Mrs. Bedwin, Oliver pays special attention to a portrait of a young lady in her room.

    Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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