The Fat Boy

Sol Eytinge

Wood engraving, approximately 10 cm high by 7.5 cm wide (framed)

Illustration for Dickens's The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club in the Ticknor and Fields (Boston, 1867) Diamond Edition, facing p. 437.

In this fifteenth full-page character study for the last novel in the compact American publication, Eytinge finally incorporates the "Fat Boy," the somnolent page from Dingley Dell, into his visual sequence, whereas Phiz, with far more opportunities for illustration, had already shown Joe catching Tracy Tupman and Miss Rachael Wardle in a compromising position in the summer-house at Dingley Dell in "The Fat Boy Awake Again" (plate), for chapter 8 (June 1836). [continued below.]

Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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