"Doctor Marigold and Sophy"

Sol Eytinge, Junior



9.9 cm high x 7.4 cm wide

The fourth illustration for Dickens's Additional Christmas Stories in the Ticknor & Fields (Boston, 1867) Diamond Edition, facing page 280.

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The stark wood-engraving, conveying little sense of the cheapjack's cart, focuses of Marigold's literacy classes for the deaf-and-dumb child whom he has adopted after the deaths of his own little girl and his demented wife. [Commentary continues below.]

Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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