Old Weller and The Coachmen

Sol Eytinge

Wood engraving, approximately 10 cm high by 7.5 cm wide (framed)

Illustration for Dickens's The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club in the Ticknor and Fields (Boston, 1867) Diamond Edition, facing p. 448.

In this sixteenth full-page character study for the last novel in the compact American publication, Eytinge concludes the picaresque narrative's program of illustration with the likeness of Sam's philosophical father, the hefty coachman and de facto proprietor of the Marquis of Granby public-house through marriage, Tony Weller, but recently a widower for the second time. [continued below.]

Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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