[Bleak House.] Tom all alone's.
[London: Bradbury & Evans, c.1853.]
Steel etching, sheet 220 x 155mm, 8¾ x 6". Slight surface soiling.
An illustration by Phiz (pseudonym of Hablot Knight Brown) for Charles Dickens's 'Bleak House'. Tom all alone's' is a slum, the home of Little Jo the crossing sweeper, who makes a miserable living by clearing a path across the filthy streets of London. Dickens writes as if the slum is a person, giving 'Tom' the same moral failings as the residents who live under his leaking roof.
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