Tom's Reverie.

Tom's Reverie. (1870s). Illustration by Fred Barnard for Dickens's Martin Chuzzlewit LIV), page 423. [This is a melancholy and stark contrast to the lively baroque complexity of Phiz's final illustration thirty years earlier. As in the letter- press, Tom touches the notes of his organ lightly; however. Barnard departs from Dickens's text by including the shadowy figures of Martin and Mary in the background. According to Barnard's interpretation, Tom never recovers from his unrequited love for Mary, but enjoys the love and companionship of his friends' children.] 9.3 x 13.7 cm. Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the person who scanned the image and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one. ]


Dickens, Charles. The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit, with 59 illustrations by Fred Barnard. Household Edition. London: Chapman and Hall, 1871-1880. The copy of the Household Edition from which this picture was scanned was the gift of George Gorniak, Editor of The Dickens Magazine, whose subject for the fifth series, beginning in January 2008, was this novel.

Last modified 6 February 2008