Barkis Drives David to Yarmouth

Harold Copping


Colour lithography

Approximately 7 x 5 inches (18.3 x 12.8 cm)

From Character Sketches from Dickens, facing p. 94.

Harold Copping's realistic style is perhaps a little unsuitable for depicting the enigmatic carrier, Mr. Barkis, as he drives David away from Blunderstone on the first leg of the boy's journey to London. The moment depicted occurs in instalment two (chapter 5, "I Am Sent Away from Home"), June 1849.

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

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