Master Humphrey's Clock
14.2 x 9.4 cm, framed
Dickens's Master Humphrey's Clock, completes Vol. 6 of the Charles Dickens Library Edition; the present frontispiece faces the engraved title-page.
In this visual introduction to one of Dickens's minor efforts at weekly serialisation, Furniss's illustration is highly specific, describing the convivial chimney-corner of his crippled but cheerful "editor," Master Humphrey, who keeps his copy in the clock piece, immediately behind his antique arm-chair. [Commentary continues below.]
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Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.
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