Victorian Pen & Ink Drawing, Charles Dickens' Trotty Veck after John Leech




An original 19th-century pen & ink drawing, Charles Dickens Character Trotty Veck after John Leech.

A Victorian copy after John Leech (1817-1864), illustrator and caricaturist for Punch. John Leech's 1844 wood engraving illustration of Trotty Veck, a poor, elderly ticket-porter, was reproduced as a full page illustration for Dickens's short novel "The Chimes".

Laid down on backing paper.

Unsigned. Inscribed lower centre.
There is age toning and historic glue marks as shown.
17cm x 12cm.
Unframed.

This drawing forms part of a collection of Victorian 19th-century hand-drawn satirical cartoons and caricatures. Many of the drawings are after illustrator Robert Seymour’s popular lithographs in “Sketches by Seymour”; others are after renowned Punch illustrator John Leech. Very much a record of their time, many of the cartoons satirise contemporary figures and preoccupations, such as bourgeois anxieties over the rise of the urban working classes, the pompous activities of the gentleman game shooter and gluttonous alderman, the prudish lady bather and snobbish lady about town.

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Product code: JE-127


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