Peggotty and Little Em'ly

[Daniel] Peggotty and Little Em'ly

Harold Copping


Colour lithography

Approximately 7 x 5 inches (17.8 x 12.4 cm)

From Character Sketches from Dickens, facing p. 92.

The scene chosen to dramatise the bonhomie of the protagonist's second or adoptive family, "[Uncle Daniel] Peggotty and Little Em'ly," again occurs on the Yarmouth sands, upon the doorstep of the Peggottys' whimsical house. The moment depicted is based on David's recollections of his first meeting with Little Em'ly, which occurs in instalment one (chapter 3, "I Have a Change"), May 1849.

Scanned image, caption, and commentary below by Philip V. Allingham

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