Colour illustrations from 1885 edition of Oliver Twist

Print/Illustration/Image

Description

English

This 1885 collection of colour illustrations from Oliver Twist was produced by the artist Frederick Pailthorpe, who also illustrated Dickens's Great Expectations. Like George Cruikshank, Oliver Twist's original illustrator and a friend of Pailthorpe, Pailthorpe uses satire and caricature in his interpretations of the novel's scenes and characters.

Full title
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
Published
1885 , London
Format
Print / Illustration / Image
Creator
Frederick William Pailthorpe [illustrator] , Charles Dickens
Held by
British Library
Usage Terms
Free from known copyright restrictions
Shelfmark
Dex.312.(2.)

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