Mr.​Bumble and Mrs. Corney

Charles Pears

1912

12.5 x 8.8 cm framed

Second illustration for The Adventures of Oliver Twist, Centenary Edition (1912), facing p. 128.

Pears, like Dickens's original illustrator, George Cruikshank, and Harry Furniss after him, mocks the Mrs. Corney, Matron of the Workhouse, and Mr. Bumble, the pompous beadle. [Continued below]

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Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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