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Print of caricature of Charles Dickens with the body of a jackdaw, 1846

Collection

Object

Object number (per part)

E200.182

Object name (per part)

Engraving

Production organisation

Mephostopheles

Production date

1846

Label

Print of Charles Dickens's face superimposed onto the body of a jackdaw with the plumes of a peacock from an illustration in the Victorian magazine 'Mephostopheles' dated 31 January 1846. This was after Dickens took editorship of the 'Daily News'. The depiction of Dickens as a jackdaw poked fun at his and the newspaper's pretence to be something it wasn't.

Physical description

Printed paper adhered to card.
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