i "Oliver at Mrs. Maylie's door," thirteenth plate for "Oliver Twist" by George Cruikshank

Oliver at Mrs. Maylie's door

George Cruikshank, 1792-1878

Part 13, April 1838

Etching on steel

Thirteenth monthly illustration, The Adventures of Oliver Twist; or, The Parish Boy's Progress

  • Cruikshank’s hand-colored version
  • After the botched robbery, Sikes and his housebreaking crew abandon the apparently lifeless Oliver in a ditch, but the boy recovers consciousness and struggles back to the Maylies' doorstep at Chertsey in Surrey, more than a little apprehensive about his reception there.

    Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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