[An unexpected arrival]

Charles Keene

27 December 1862

Wood engraving by Joseph Swain.

5 x 4 inches

Fifteenth illustration for Mrs Henry Wood’s Verner’s Pride. Once a Week 8 (27 December 1862): 15.

Once again, the illustration bears little direct reference to the text, which describes the fireside scene in detail. It shows the moment of ‘Mr Jan’s’ coming through the door: ‘An unexpected arrival’.

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