Mivins and Smangle

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. 341.

In this fourteenth full-page character study for the last novel in the compact American publication, Eytinge introduces the reader to two of the most minor figures in the Dickens canon — the insolvent debtors whose drunken, early morning revelry rudely awakens Mr. Pickwick after his first night in the Fleet Prison. [continued below.]

Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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