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Hand-coloured etching, rare. 165 x 108mm. 6½ x 4¼". Trimmed close laid on blue paper and cut from a scrap album.
Mrs Sarah Gamp from Charles Dickens's 'The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit'. Mrs Gamp was an alcoholic who worked as nurse, midwife and layer-out of the dead. She was known for carrying a battered black umbrella, and became so famous that the Victorian public used "Gamp" as slang for umbrella.
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