Mr. Bumble and Mrs. Corney taking tea

George Cruikshank, 1792-1878

Part 11, February 1838

Etching on steel

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

  • Cruikshank’s hand-colored version
  • Meanwhile, in the northern parish whose moral guardian is the self-indulgent beadle Mr. Bumble, Dickens advances our understanding of the workhouse matron, Mrs. Corney, a widow in search of a husband, and the parochial official last seen dragging Oliver to his apprenticeship hearing.

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