The policeman found him lying on the doorstep

George du Maurier

27 December 1862

Wood engraving by Joseph Swain.

6 x 4½ inches

This is the fifth illustration for Charles Warren Adams’sThe Notting Hill Mystery in Once a Week 8 (27 December 1862): 1.

An unexplained incident that subtly suggests the Baron’s malign influence. Du Maurier gives the scene a powerful contemporaneity, focusing on details of the policeman’s uniform. [continued below]

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