Wood engraving, approximately 10 cm high by 7.5 cm wide (framed), facing p. 255.
Ninth illustration for Dickens's Barnaby Rudge in the single volume Barnaby Rudge and Hard Times in the Ticknor & Fields (Boston, 1867) Diamond Edition.
In this ninth illustration, Eytinge attempts to capture a highly suspenseful moment in chapter 56 which falls between two scenes in the same chapter in the original serial, Phiz's "Old John at a Disadvantage" and Cattermole's "The Murderer Arrested." [Commentary continues below.]
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Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.
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