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Ink drawing, The Pickwick Room at the George & Vulture by Ernest Coffin

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DH1066, 2021.3.1

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ink drawing

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Coffin, Ernest

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This is a pen drawing of the Pickwick Room at the George and Vulture pub in London by Ernest Coffin. Coffin illustrated many famous London landmarks in the 1920s and 1930s, including multiple railway posters. This drawing depicts a highly decorated room with images of Charles Dickens on the walls, and a smaller drawing of a case with ‘The Dickens Punch Ladle’ in it.

The George and Vulture pub is mentioned in the 'Pickwick Papers' about twenty times, and has been the headquarters of the City of London Pickwick Club since its inception. Cedric Dickens successfully campaigned to save the pub when it was threatened with demolition. The establishment retains its Dickensian connection today and is used as the headquarters for The City Pickwick Club, established in 1909, and the meeting place for The Dickens Pickwick Club founded in 1976.

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The pub is mentioned in the Pickwick Papers about 20 times, and has been the headquarters of the City of London Pickwick club since its inception. Cedric Dickens successfully campaigned to save the pub in the when it was threatened with demolition. The establishment retains its Dickensian connection today and is used as the headquarters for The City Pickwick Club, established in 1909, and the meeting place for The Dickens Pickwick Club founded in 1976.

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Photography by Lewis Bush
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