Messrs. Dodson and Fogg

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. 164.

In this fifth full-page dual character study for the last novel in the compact American publication, Eytinge introduces the unscrupulous legal team who have agreed to represent Mrs. Bardell in her suit for "breach of promise of marriage" against Mr. Pickwick. Although morally Pickwick feels superior to these manipulators of the law, in point of strategy he proves himself naive and gullible.

Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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