Etching on copper
12 x 9.5 cm vignetted
"Public Dinners" — the nineteenth chapter in "Scenes," by Charles Dickens in Sketches by Boz, Second Series, facing p. 120.
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Dickens and Cruikshank (with beard) are seen behind the leading stewards, who may be intended for Chapman and Hall, Dickens's and now Cruikshank's publishers.
Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.
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