Joe Willet and Dolly Varden

Sol Eytinge

Wood engraving, approximately 10.1 cm high by 7.5 cm wide (framed), facing p. 147.

Sixth illustration for Dickens's Barnaby Rudge in the single volume Barnaby Rudge and Hard Times in the Ticknor & Fields (Boston, 1867) Diamond Edition.

In this sixth full-page illustration, Eytinge provides a dual character study of the romantic leads. Here, a diffident Joe Willet bids a reluctant farewell to the village beauty, Dolly Varden, in chapter 31. [Commentary continues below.]

Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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