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Storytime, Dickens Charles, Mr Bumble, Oliver Twist, Kyd, Clarke Joseph Clayton, 1837 -1839

Storytime, Dickens Charles, Mr Bumble, Oliver Twist, Kyd, Clarke Joseph Clayton, 1837 -1839

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Date: 1837-1839

Artist: Clarke, Joseph Clayton

Author: Dickens Charles

Novel: Oliver Twist

Paper Size: 185 x 253

Condition: very good

Price: $80

Description: Beautiful original chromolithograph

Provenance:

Oliver Twist was an orphan aged 8 years old

Oliver Twist or The Parish Boy's Progress is Charles Dickens's second novel. The story centres on the orphan Oliver Twist born in a workhouse and sold into an apprenticeship with an undertaker.

This print comes from a series of Character sketches from Charles Dickens novels, Portrayed by Kyd in a series of watercolour sketches.

Mr. Bumble is the cruel, pompous beadle of the poorhouse where the orphaned Oliver was raised. Bumble is part of middle-class society and works as a beadle in a small town  a beadle is a church official

Bumbledom, named after him characterizes the meddlesome self-importance of the petty bureaucrat.

Biography

Joseph Clayton Clarke (1856-7 - 1937)

Clarke worked under the pseudonym "Kyd." he was a British artist best known for his illustrations of characters of the Charles Dickens Novels.

He was born in Peel on the Isle of Man. in 1889, he married Agnes Roberts and they had 9 children. He was also a designer of cigarette cards and postcards  

 

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