Sol Eytinge, Junior



10.2 cm high x 7.5 cm wide

Illustration for Dickens's The Uncommercial Traveller and Additional Christmas Stories in the Ticknor & Fields (Boston, 1867) Diamond Edition.

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The picture's foregrounding the vigorous, sarcastic tramp and relegating the overweight, middle-aged minion of the law to the background suggests a bias towards youth in this study of binary opposites. [Commentary continues below]

Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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