Magwitch under Sentence of Death

Magwitch under Sentence of Death

Harry Furniss


7.5 x 4.8 inches

A broad shaft of light came in through the great windows of the court. Rising for a moment, a distinct speck of face in this ray of light, the prisoner said, "My Lord, I have received my sentence of Death from the Almighty, but I bow to yours." [A slightly condensed form of the text in Chapter 56.]

Dickens's Great Expectations, Library Edition, 435.

Caption by Philip V. Allingham

This image is reproduced courtesy of The Charles Dickens Museum, 48 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LF