Illustration of Little Nell and her Grandfather, by Frederick Barnard, 1870s
Frederick Barnard created illustrations on behalf of the publishers Chapman & Hall, who produced the Household Edition of Charles Dickens's novels. Barnard was influenced by the work of Hablot Knight Browne (known by his pen name Phiz) and created a large number of illustrations but had the advantage of being able to study the entire novels rather than having to produce illustrations on a weekly basis as the parts were being written. This sepia wash drawing depicts Little Nell and her grandfather from Dickens's novel, 'The Old Curiosity Shop'.
This illustration is sepia wash on paper, in a black and gold ornamental frame. It depicts Little Nell and her grandfather from Dickens's novel, The Old Curiosity Shop.