The policeman found him lying on the doorstep
George du Maurier
27 December 1862
Wood engraving by Joseph Swain.
6 x 4½ inches
This is the fifth illustration for Charles Warren Adams’sThe Notting Hill Mystery in Once a Week 8 (27 December 1862): 1.
An unexplained incident that subtly suggests the Baron’s malign influence. Du Maurier gives the scene a powerful contemporaneity, focusing on details of the policeman’s uniform. [continued below]
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