The Artful Dodger and Charley Bates

Sol Eytinge, Jr.


Dickens's The Adventures of Oliver Twist, also, Pictures from Italy, and American Notes for General Circulation (Diamond Edition)

Although other illustrators have depicted Oliver's dubious companions in Fagin's crib with greater effectiveness, and usually in the act of committing petty thefts, as in George Cruikshank's original 1837 serial plate, Oliver amazed at the Dodger's mode of going to work, Eytinge employs contrast to distinguish their characters.

Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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