The antic fellow​ and Sikes​

Frederic W. Pailthorpe

1886

10.​4​ x ​8​.1 cm vignetted

Eighteenth illustration for Oliver Twist in F. W. Pailthorpe's ​twenty-one ​hand-tinted engravings for the 1838 three-volume Richard Bentley (first) edition. This illustration is keyed to vol. 3, p. ​205​.

Dickens's original illustrator, George Cruikshank, did not illustrate the scene at the tap-room at the Eight Bells at Hatfield. Instead, he provided the scene in which Sikes, escaping possible arrest in London, attempts to drown the only witness to the deed — his dog, Bull's-Eye.

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Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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