Saturday, 29 October 2011

Barnaby Rudge illustrations, chapters 4 to 11

Continuing on from the previous post, here are some more illustrations for Charles Dickens’s Barnaby Rudge, drawn by Hablot Knight Browne, also known as Phiz.

Above, from Chapter Four, the table of the locksmith Gabriel Varden, seated centre, with his apprentice Sim Tappertit on one side and his daughter Dolly Varden on the other.

Again from Chapter Four, the apprentice Mr Tappertit in the locksmith’s workhop.

Chapter Five has no illustration in this edition. This drawing is from Chapter Six and shows Gabriel Varden visiting the Rudge household, where Edward Chester is recovering from being attacked in the street. Barnaby Rudge sits in the other chair, and Barnaby’s raven Grip is perched above Mr Edward.

Chapter Seven ends with mention of Barnaby’s phantom-haunted dreams.

Chapter Eight reveals Simon Tappertit’s night-time identity as leader of the secret society of ’Prentice Knights.

Chapter Nine, and Miss Miggs, servant to Mrs Varden the locksmith’s wife, watches to catch out Sim Tappertit sneaking home to his master’s house.

Chapter Ten. Mr Chester, Edward Chester’s father, takes a room for a night at the Maypole.

Chapter Eleven. Hugh, servant at the Maypole, asleep by the fire.


jams o donnell said...

Excellent. Some people were born to illustrate books... Gustave Dore and Arthur Rackham also spring to mind

kellie said...

Yes, the drawings are wonderful. The reproductions in this edition are not as good as the original, though. More on that in the next post.

Oscar Grillo said...

Superb!..Far more theatrical and narrative that the mentioned above.