Miss Wardle and Her Nieces

Sol Eytinge

Wood engraving, approximately 10 cm high by 7.5 cm wide (framed), facing p. 56

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

In this second full-page character study for the last novel in the compact American publication, Eytinge contrasts the pretty "twenty-something" nieces — Isabella and Emily Wardle — and their somewhat sour aunt, the wealthy spinster Miss Rachael Wardle, of Manor Farm, Dingley Dell, some fifteen miles from Rochester, Kent.

Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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